White Box Enterprise Linux

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White Box Enterprise Linux was a free Linux distribution that was an alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, primarily funded by the Beauregard Parish Library in Louisiana. White Box aimed to be 100% binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This product was derived from the free software made available by Red Hat, Inc but was not produced, maintained or supported by Red Hat. Specifically, this product was forked from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux under the terms and conditions of the free software licences under which it is distributed.

This project is no longer active; the last release was in 2007.[1] A distribution with the same goals, which is still actively maintained, is CentOS.

Version history[edit]

  • 2007-06-19: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 4 Respin 2
  • 2006-06-30: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 4 Respin 1
  • 2005-05-05: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 4
  • 2006-04-03: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 3.0 Respin 3
  • 2005-03-14: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 3.0 Respin 2
  • 2004-06-16: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 3.0 Respin 1
  • 2003-12-17: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 3.0[citation needed]

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