Red Hat vs Fedora

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Hi! :) I would like to know if there is any difference security wise, in using Red Hat Linux, over Fedora, on a personal computer at home? Thanks, and have a great day! :)


You may refer this link to know differences between Fedora and Red Hat :

Also, this link page from Fedora holds a lot of information:

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Besides what Sadashiva Murthy wrote above, and the links provided, Fedora is great for home use, and it represents the "leading edge" (at some times "bleeding edge") of software. Whatever "wins" from Fedora might make it in some shape or form into the paid product of Red Hat Linux.

Borrowing a description from Daniel Miessser "Fedora is the main project, and it's a communitity-based, free distro focused on quick releases of new features and functionality. Redhat is the corporate version based on the progress of that project, and it has slower releases, comes with support, and isn't free. CentOS is basically the community version of Redhat." CentOS is community supported.

Fedora is of course free, so no support. If you don't need support and want the latest rpms and something that developers enjoy, the Fedora might be a good fit. However, Red Hat Linux is "stable" in that it doesn't get released every 6 months like Fedora does. Red Hat Linux (RHEL)

If you are a developer, you can use RHEL server for free for development purposes ( and must agree to the terms of that use.

Check out the links by Sadashiva Murthy


Welcome! Check out the Getting Started with Red Hat page for quick tours and guides for common tasks.