White Box Enterprise Linux. Enterprise strength, Penguin Power. White Box creates a reliable, secure, high performance platform designed for today's commercial environments--with capabilities that match or surpass those of proprietary operating systems.
This product is derived from the Free/Open Source Software made available by Red Hat, Inc but IS NOT produced, maintained or supported by Red Hat. Specifically, this product is forked from the source code for Red Hat's _Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4_ product under the terms and conditions of it's EULA.
There may be remaining packaging problems and other odd bugs. These are solely the responsibility of the White Box Linux effort and should not in any shape, manner or form reflect on the quality of Red Hat's commercial product. In fact, if you need a fully tested and supported OS you probably should go buy their box set.
*What is the goal for White Box Linux?
To provide an unencumbered RPM based Linux distribution that retains enough compatibility with Red Hat Linux to allow easy upgrades and to retain compatibility with their Errata srpms. Being based off of RHEL4 means that a machine should be able to avoid the upgrade treadmill since RHEL promises Errata availability for five years from date of initial release.
Or more briefly, to fill the gap between Fedora and RHEL.
*Why was White Box Linux created?
White Box Linux's initial creation has been sponsored by the Beauregard Parish Public Library in DeRidder, LA USA out of self interest. We have several servers and over fifty workstations running Red Hat Linux and were left high and dry by their recent shift in business plan. Our choices were a difficult migration to another distribution or paying RedHat an annual fee greater than the amortized value of our hardware. So we chose a third path, made possible by the power of Open Source.... White Box Linux.
White Box Enteprise Linux Features:
•Accelerated Web (tux)
•Advanced Firewall (arptables)
•Extended Remote Shell Access/Mgmt
•Network Authentication (Kerberos)
•Dump Server (Netdump)
•Directory Server (LDAP)
•Remote Boot/Image Server
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