[CentOS] any significant differences between centos and OEL?

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Sat Jan 23 14:20:19 UTC 2010


On 01/23/2010 01:07 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> Price ?
>
>    OEL 5.4 is freely downloadable so i'm guessing that's not it.

either you or I are missing something here.

downloadable != maintainable.

besides Oracle's offering does not get the vendor endorsement that 
CentOS does mostly due to the fact that they use a different toolchain 
than rhel and they have a different patchset. Vendor and platform 
endorsement on oracle's offering was not even into double digits a few 
months back, whereas rhel ( and therefore centos's ) was into 4 digits.

- KB


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