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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Clone CentOS Gets Commercial Support

CentOS Challenging Red Hat?

December 2, 2009

Free, community-driven versions of Linux don't often benefit from commercial enterprise support efforts.

For CentOS, that's now about to change. The clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now being commercially supported by services vendor OpenLogic.

OpenLogic's aim is to fill a need for Linux users. Despite being built on RHEL's publicly available source code, CentOS is free and does "not include Red Hat support or Red Hat Network or other offerings that are included with RHEL subscriptions from Red Hat," Kim Weins, senior vice president of products and marketing at OpenLogic, told InternetNews.com.

OpenLogic's support for CentOS is the first time the company has supported an entire Linux operating system....

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