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    Learning CentOS

    I can't finding any good books on learning CentOS.
    Is CentOS close enough to RHEL that I could use a RHEL 3 book to learn it?

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    Well, looking here we read the following: "The above documentation is provided {and copyrighted} by Red Hat®, Inc." As soon as RH's manual is relevant for CentOS - I assume the books should also work OK.
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    That would make sense. I didn't even look at the doc page for CentOs.

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    CentOS is 99.9% like RedHat. Anything you find for RHEL should also apply to CentOS. Essentially, they are the same OS.
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    Originally posted by Pheaton
    CentOS is 99.9% like RedHat. Anything you find for RHEL should also apply to CentOS. Essentially, they are the same OS.
    Yeah exactly, if something works on RH it will probably work on centos. The major difference is update vs yum (though centos uses the rh rpms) and of course the license
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    Re: Learning CentOS

    Originally posted by blue27
    I can't finding any good books on learning CentOS.
    Is CentOS close enough to RHEL that I could use a RHEL 3 book to learn it?
    By learning CentOS I am guessing you mean as a server operating system.

    Are you looking for general operations of a Linux distro or operation of CentOS in specific (File system layout, configuration files etc).
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    Basically the whole package DislexiK. Everything from installation to configuration and security.

    I bought Sybex - Mastering Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 yesterday so that should give me a good start.

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    CentOS is compiled from the same sources as RHEL. Almost everything is identical and mostly anything that runs on RHEL will run on the equivalent CentOS version. They're identical enough that the documentation for RHEL can be used for CentOS. The only significant difference I am aware of is the software that is used to update packages.

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