Comparison of Fedora, Mint and Red Hat
(PRWEB) April 26, 2014
Threehosts.com compares the top Linux Operating Systems, including Fedora, Mint and Red Hat. The detailed comparison is available at http://www.threehosts.com/ratings/comparison-software/linux-vs-ubuntu-vs-centos-fedora-vs-debian-vs-red-hat-vs-open-suse-vs-mint.html.
Fedora focuses on including cutting-edge software. They continually update to newer software packages. Since Fedora's priorities tend to lean towards enterprise features, rather than server usability; some bleeding edge features occasionally alienate some users. On the other hand, since Fedora is not as popular as Ubuntu and CentOS, it may sometimes be harder to find what app users are looking for. They will be stuck building from source instead of just installing it from the repositories. Building from source isn't all that hard, but it won't allow users to automatically update that program. Fedora is recommended for advanced Linux administrators.
Mint is light and faster than other Linux distributions. It is a Linux distribution for desktop computers, based on either Ubuntu or Debian. New versions of Mint are released every six months. There are two releases per year, generally timed one month after Ubuntu releases.
Red Hat can be the best choice when a user needs the maximum level of enterprise software compatibility, but it costs an additional license fee. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is for enterprise-level servers. RHEL requires an extra license fee to Red Hat to access their non-free software components. RHEL is stable and handles heavy loads well. The main reason to use RHEL would be if a user is running a software that has RHEL in its list of supported operating systems. This means it aims at larger businesses. If a user is not running software that requires RHEL but want to take advantage of its reliability they can choose Ubuntu or CentOS instead.
A Linux distribution is an operating system built on top of the Linux kernel. Well-known Linux distributions include Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, OpenSuse, Red Hat, CentOS and Fedora. There are some tools available to help people select an appropriate distribution. The diversity of Linux distributions is due to technical, organizational, and philosophical variation among vendors and users.