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I should have a test in a few days on RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX 5.3 OS.

I will need to ping from one machine to another, to use FTP etc..

Since It's for my personal use and I'm not a company I can't download this non-free OS.

My question: I'm not familiar with linux therefore I'm asking for your advise, I want to prepare myself to the exam so I want to create this exact environment in my personal PC.

  • Is there some way for free evaluation for this OS?
  • If not, what's the best alternative? I mean which operating system is the most similar/equivalent to perform this tasks(ping, FTP etc)
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    Fedora – Ipor Sircer Sep 18 '18 at 6:28
  • @IporSircer do you have idea which one? I mean Workstation/server etc – trycatch Sep 18 '18 at 6:34
  • all the same, totally indifferent. – Ipor Sircer Sep 18 '18 at 6:39
  • Contrary to your claim the link you include in your question clearly says that it "...provides no-cost subscriptions for development use only.". Thus, your are restricted from production use but not from use for testing. Also, CentOS is probably the most similar thing to RHEL, it is kind of a rebranded RHEL and even the version numbers match. – Steffen Ullrich Sep 18 '18 at 6:55
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    The "free" version of RHEL is CentOS. But if they test you on 5.3, flee... This version is 9 years old. No sane company should be still using it. They should have at least upgraded to 5.11. – xenoid Sep 18 '18 at 6:58
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CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) have the same source-code base, CentOS being released about a couple of months later.

According to Wikipedia, the CentOS version that relates to RHEL 5.3 is ...(surprise)... CentOS version 5.3.

You will find CentOS version 5.3 in the CentOS vault.

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