Red Hat is one of the most well-respected Linux distributions in existence, but Fedora and CentOS both share the same Red Hat DNA and are completely free. Here I talk about the relationship between the three distributions, and help you decide which is best for you

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Video timestamps:
0:00 – Introduction
1:05 – Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2:32 – Fedora
3:51 – CentOS
5:52 – CentOS Stream
7:09 – Which Should You Use?

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50 thoughts on “Red Hat, CentOS & Fedora: Which Is Best for You?”
  1. I'd like to learn more about Red Hat and perhaps even go for the cert but, I'd rather play with something before really investing money into it. It sounds like CentOS would be the best route to go if I would like to learn for free correct?

  2. RHEL is free for those not working ina production environment. Simply sign up for a free dev subscription, and youРІР‚в„ўre good to go. Also, why is no one talking about Montavista Linux? They maintain a different line of the kernel which has a lot of neat changes.

  3. In my experience, fedora instability is exaggerated. At home, and just for fun, I run two KVM boxes, that run a bunch of VMs – web server, mail server, music server, etc etc. They all (hosts and VMs) used to run Centos 6, and very well, but I decided that rather than upgrade to a later Centos, I upgraded to fedora.

    I've have had zero problems with fedora updates breaking things. (but for safety, I upgrade the KVM hosts one at once, and test, just in case)

    I would not do this in a commercial setting – I'd use Rhel for production and Centos for development, but for fun, at home, Fedora is stable enough for me,
    and as a software guy (now retired from a Rhel shop), more interesting.

  4. I have been using Fedora server for over a decade and I do not recall ever having trouble with it. My experience has been if there is a problem with an update, you are notified and the update does not actually install.

  5. I've been using redhat since 4.2 till ver9 and fedora became my is, I didn't use it for production, now I'm considering starting a consulting business. Is there a reason to use redhat over fedora since the only apps would be a open source db.

  6. Few years back Red Hat changed their subscriptions so since then you can use RHEL for free under a self support developer subscription.

  7. Correct! You should choose your os based on use case. Fedora is wayyy more stable and less frequent to update than windows (great for desktop use). For server, I agree, centos/RHEL is better choice, but you should really check which distro the server software was developed on and choose that. For example with php applications I have experienced less missing packages with debian.

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