[CentOS] Free Redhat Linux (rhel) version 7.2

Tue Apr 5 12:31:04 UTC 2016
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>

On 2016-04-04, Timothy Murphy
<gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> I read that Redhat was offering their Linux free, and downloaded the
> ISO, though I haven't run it.
> What do CentOS users think of Redhat's offer?

I think it's an excellent opportunity for developers, and for the simply

> The registration with Redhat seemed very bureaucratic to me,
> and I'm not sure if I have carried it out properly.

You should receive an email confirmation from Red Hat. In my case it
only arrived after I had entered my RH account details when installing
the new OS. That could just be a coincidence, of course.

> Also, I didn't see if it was possible to get updates,
> either with dnf or some other way.

Updates are available through yum in the normal way. Dnf is available in
the EPEL 7 repository.

> I've been (and am) very pleased with CentOS,
> which I've been running for several years,
> and I don't particularly want to change.
> Any views on this?

One thing that struck me is that the (free) developer subscription is
valid for only one year. It is not clear whether the subscription can be
freely renewed thereafter. I wouldn't advocate a full migration just