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Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Last Update: 2018-04-22 01:23 UTC


Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux distribution developed by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is released in server editions for x86, x86_64, Itanium, PowerPC and IBM System z architectures, and desktop editions for x86 and x86_64 processors. All of Red Hat's official support and training and the Red Hat Certification Program centres around the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform. Red Hat uses strict trademark rules to restrict free re-distribution of its officially supported versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but still freely provides its source code. Third-party derivatives can be built and redistributed by stripping away non-free components.

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  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-08-22: Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Beta
 • 2018-06-20: Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10
 • 2018-04-26: Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 Beta
 • 2018-04-10: Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5
 • 2018-01-24: Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Beta
 • 2017-08-02: Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4
 • 2017-05-23: Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta
 • 2017-03-21: Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
 • 2017-01-05: Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta
 • 2016-11-03: Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
 • 2016-08-25: Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta
 • 2016-05-10: Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8
 • More Red Hat releases...

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 •2018-01-30 Red Hat to acquire CoreOS
 •2017-11-13 Red Hat supports ARM
 •2017-08-30 Remote desktop tools for Wayland
 •2017-08-02 Red Hat updates RHEL 7
 •2017-04-11 RHEL 5 retired
 •2017-03-03 Red Hat EL 5 reaching its end of life
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Feature RHEL-7.5 RHEL-6.9 RHEL-5.11 RHEL-4.8 RHEL-3.9 RHEL-2.1 9
shrike
8.0
psyche
7.3
valhalla
7.2
enigma
7.1
seawolf
7.0
guiness
6.2
zoot
6.1
cartman
6.0
hedwig
5.2
apollo
5.1
manhattan
5.0
hurricane
4.2
biltmore
Feature
Release Date 2018-04-04 2017-03-21 2014-09-16 2009-05-19 2007-05-30 2002-03-26 2003-03-31 2002-09-30 2002-05-06 2001-10-22 2001-04-16 2000-08-30 2000-03-08 1999-09-27 1999-04-19 1998-10-14 1998-05-11 1997-11-10 1997-04-23 Release Date
End Of Life 2024-06 2020-11 2017-03                                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Pricing Pricing 80 - 2,500 180 - 2,500 180 - 2,500 1500 40 40 60 60 40                 Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)                                       Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO (30-day eval) ISO (30-day eval) ISO (30-day eval) SRPM SRPM SRPM ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text Mode Text Mode Text Mode Text Mode Text Mode Installation
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME         Default Desktop
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o KOffice KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice KOffice KOffice -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture s390x, ppc64, x86_64 i386, s390x, ppc64, x86_64 i386, ia64, ppc, x86_64 i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64 i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86-64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386, IA64                   Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd Upstart SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems xfs ext4 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes         Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes cn, jp, kr, tw   cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw jp jp jp jp jp jp         Asian Language Support
Full Package List rhel-7.5 rhel-6.9   rhel-4.8 rhel-3.9 rhel-2.1 9 8.0 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.2 Full Package List
Package RHEL-7.5 RHEL-6.9 RHEL-5.11 RHEL-4.8 RHEL-3.9 RHEL-2.1 9
shrike
8.0
psyche
7.3
valhalla
7.2
enigma
7.1
seawolf
7.0
guiness
6.2
zoot
6.1
cartman
6.0
hedwig
5.2
apollo
5.1
manhattan
5.0
hurricane
4.2
biltmore
Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- 0.7.14 1.0.4 1.0.2 0.99.5 -- 0.7.13 0.7.10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.4.1 1.1.0 1.0.17 1.0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.6)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.0 2.05b 2.05 2.05b 2.05b 2.05a 2.05 2.04 2.04 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.14.7 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3) 9.9.4 9.8.2rc1 9.3.6-P1 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.1.3 9.2.1 9.2.1 9.2.0 9.1.3 9.1.0 8.2.2_P5 8.2.2_P5 8.2.1 8.2 8.1.2 4.9.6 4.9.6 4.9.5p1 bind (9.13.3)
chromium (69.0.3497.100) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (69.0.3497.100)
cups (2.2.8) 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.3.7 1.1.22rc1 1.1.17 -- 1.1.17 1.1.15 1.1.14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- cups (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.5 4.1.1-P1 3.0.5 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.0pl5 3.0pl1 3.0pl1 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0b1pl6 2.0b1pl6 2.0b1pl0 -- -- dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.39 1.35 1.32 1.23 1.32 1.27 1.27 1.23 1.19 1.18 1.18 1.15 1.14 1.12 1.10 1.10 1.10 e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (62.0.2) 52.7.0 45.7.0 24.7.0 3.0.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (62.0.2)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.4.11 2.3.11 2.2.1 2.1.9 2.1.4 2.0.3 2.1.3 2.1.2 2.0.9 2.0.3 2.0.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.2 1.2 -- -- -- -- freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 4.8.5 4.4.7 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.2.3 2.96 3.2.2 3.2 2.96 2.96 2.96 2.96 -- -- -- 2.7.2.3 2.7.2.3 2.7.2.3 2.7.2.1 gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.6) 2.8.22 2.6.9 2.2.13 2.0.5 1.2.3 1.2.1 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.1 1.2.1 1.1.25 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.1 0.99.28 0.99.12 -- gimp (2.10.6)
glibc (2.28) 2.17 2.12 2.5 2.3.4 2.3.2 2.2.4 2.3.2 2.2.93 2.2.5 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.1.92 2.1.3 2.1.2 2.1.1 2.0.7 2.0.7 2.0.5c -- glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.0) 3.26.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.0)
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- -- -- 1.6.2 1.8.1 1.6.6 1.6.6 1.6.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.2)
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- -- 0.67 1.0.12 1.0.9 1.0.5 0.67 0.61 0.54 0.48 0.35 0.23 -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.90 0.93 0.92 0.91 0.90 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.26 2.24.23 2.10.4 2.4.13 2.2.4 1.2.10 2.2.1 2.0.6 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.9 1.2.8 1.2.6 1.2.5 1.2.1 1.0.6 1.0.1 -- -- gtk+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.35) 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.46 -- 2.0.40 2.0.40 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.35)
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.2 0.47 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.1) -- 1.0.5 -- 0.11.14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.08.1)
kmod (25) 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.1.1)
libreoffice (6.1.1) 5.3.6 4.3.7 3.1.1 1.1.5 1.1.2 -- 1.0.2 1.0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (6.1.1)
linux (4.18.9) 3.10 2.6.32 2.6.18 2.6.9 2.4.21 2.4.9 2.4.20 2.4.18 2.4.18 2.4.7 2.4.2 2.2.16 2.2.14 2.2.12 2.2.5 2.0.36 2.0.34 2.0.32 2.0.30 linux (4.18.9)
Package RHEL-7.5 RHEL-6.9 RHEL-5.11 RHEL-4.8 RHEL-3.9 RHEL-2.1 9
shrike
8.0
psyche
7.3
valhalla
7.2
enigma
7.1
seawolf
7.0
guiness
6.2
zoot
6.1
cartman
6.0
hedwig
5.2
apollo
5.1
manhattan
5.0
hurricane
4.2
biltmore
Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.9) 5.5.56 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.9)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.1) 17.2.3 11.0.7 6.5.1 6.8.2 4.3.0 3.4.2 4.3.0 4.2.0 3.4.2 3.4 3.3 3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mesa (18.2.1)
mysql (8.0.12) -- 5.1.73 5.0.95 4.1.22 3.23.58 3.23.41 3.23.54a 3.23.52 3.23.49 3.23.41 3.23.36 3.23.22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.12)
nautilus (3.30.0) 3.22.3 2.28.4 2.16.2 2.8.1 2.2.4 1.0.4 2.2.1 2.0.6 1.0.6 1.0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.0)
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (396.54)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u161 8u121 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.8p1) 7.4p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 3.9p1 3.6.1p2 2.9p2 3.5p1 3.4p1 3.1p1 2.9p2 2.5.2p2 2.1.1p4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openssh (7.8p1)
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2k 1.0.1e 0.9.8e 0.9.7a 0.9.7a 0.9.6b 0.9.7a 0.9.6b 0.9.6b 0.9.6b 0.9.6 0.9.5a -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openssl (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0) 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.0 5.6.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.6.1 5.6.0 5.6.0 5.6.0 5.5.3 5.5.3 5.5.3 5.4.4 5.4.0 5.4.0 5.003 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.10) 5.4.16 5.3.3 5.1.6 4.3.9 4.3.2 4.0.6 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.1.2 4.0.6 4.0.4pl1 4.0.1pl2 3.0.15 3.0.12 -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.10)
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.13.5)
postfix (3.3.1) 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.11 -- 1.1.11 1.1.11 1.1.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.5) 9.2.23 8.4.20 8.1.23 7.4.19 7.3 7.1.3 7.3.2 7.2.2 7.2.1 7.1.3 7.0.3 7.0.2 6.5.3 6.5.2 6.4.2 6.3.2 6.3.2 6.2.1 -- postgresql (10.5)
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.3.4 2.2.3 1.5.2 2.2.2 2.2.1 1.5.2 1.5.2 1.5.2 1.5.2 1.5.2 1.5.2 1.5.1 1.5.1 1.5.1 1.4 1.4 Python (3.7.0)
qt (5.11.2) 4.8.7 4.6.2 3.3.6 3.3.3 3.1.2 2.3.1 3.1.1 3.0.5 3.0.3 2.3.1 2.3.0 2.2.0 2.1.0 2.0.1 1.44 -- -- -- -- qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.1) 4.7.1 3.6.23 3.0.33 3.0.33 3.0.9 2.2.1a 2.2.7a 2.2.5 2.2.3a 2.2.1a 2.0.7 2.0.7 2.0.6 2.0.5a 2.0.3 1.9.18p10 1.9.18p5 1.9.17p4 1.9.16p11 samba (4.9.1)
systemd (239) 219 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.0) -- -- -- 1.5.0.12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (60.0)
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4 7.0 6.3 6.2 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 5.8 6.0a 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.6 4.5 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.19.5 1.17.4 1.1.1 (6.8.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.20.1)

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Version: RHEL-7.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-15
Votes: 0


The company is the V-8 engine in the Linux world. They supply great documentation, build battle proven kernels, patch all needed programs and are made for pros !!!

RedHat is the Distro you want on your server and it is the ditro which runs by billion dollar companies. If I should choose between a Server OS it would always Red Hat (followed by CentOS as a free alternative).
Other distros are great too but for everything thats tagged with "server" or "workstation" ...RHEL is the way to go.


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Version: RHEL-7.4
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-12-25
Votes: 14


This is an acceptable operating system if an application you require supports Redhat and nothing else. If that is not the case there are better options available with SLES being my top pick.

Pros:
Stable
Secure
Good base package selection
Supported by most third party applications.

Cons:
Overpriced. Especially when compared to SLES or Ubuntu Enterprise both of with are superior to Redhat.

Redhat is too greedy. If you have an issue and try to look for help you actually have to login to their site because they are so greedy they require logging in to see solutions to a problem.

They put almost no effort into customizing the OS to look nice and be usable from the default configuration which requires editing profiles, and configuration files for a lot of minor things that most distributions do for you. An example of this is the lack of a colored PS1 prompt even for root.

By default host entry is added to /etc/hosts. NetworkManager is enabled by default and it wants to put the FQDN into /etc/hostname because it is too stupid to know that hostname should not return the same results as hostname -f. So adding a host entry is another thing that must be done which you should not have to do.

Another thing I hat is the unnecessary packages that get installed by default. For example, since when did most servers start needing wireless drivers installed?


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Version: RHEL-6.9
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-09-04
Votes: 13


Although Red Hat's commitment to providing long-term security support for packages is extremely commendable, the real world unfortunately moves somewhat faster, and this often results in many packages becoming increasingly stale over the lifespan of a Red Hat major version, and, in particular, making it difficult to install many popular web packages (somewhat ironic for a distro marketed as a more secure distro for servers). It is often necessary to scour the internet looking for third-party repositories to install newer versions of key packages, when instead, it should really be for Red Hat to make newer versions available as optional installations for those who need newer (not necessarily the newest) versions.

My personal choice would be for Debian or Ubuntu LTS instead, which combine both reasonable long-term support with the easy availability of newer software.


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