Introduction to Red Hat Linux

Linux is one of the most common platforms that any web hosting companies can choose to perform their businesses, the other one being windows. Software engineers over the world swear by Linux system being better than windows. It is also cheaper than its counterpart. Therefore, Linux has been a popular choice among web users over the ages. Redhat is the software company that specialises in production of Linux servers. Red hat Linux was the first distribution to use RPM package manager as its packaging format and over time has also served various other distributions.

RedHat Company has been doing a lot in Linux and is the first ones to introduce new features in the server. They were the first ones to introduce graphical installer ‘anaconda’ in Linux so that it could be used by the new users as well as other distributions. They were the first ones to introduce Lokkit also that helps to configure firewall capabilities in Linux.

Since then they have been developing various versions with improved features of Linux. They added features like glibc 2.1,egcs – 1.2, and Kudzu in their version 6. Version 7 updated glibc to version 2.1.92, and used a patched version of GCC and CVS. Version 8 enabled UTF-8 character that brought internationalisation in Linux. Version 9 supported native POSIX thread library which is a distinctive character of 2.4 series kernel.

Red hat Linux still lacked many features like MP3 support due to copyright and patent problems. It was now time to develop a better version of Red Hat Linux. Therefore, RedHat joined hands with Fedora to come out with a better version and they named it Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new version overcame all the limitations of Red Hat Linux and is free to download. After the development of RedHat Enterprise Linux the use and production of RedHat Linux has completely stopped in the market.

Red Hat Linux or its enterprise version is one of the best Linux systems available in the market today.

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