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Developer The Project
OS family Unix-like
Working state In Development
Source model Free and open source software
Initial release TBD
Latest release Alpha-RC1:6.0 / 12 Oct 2011
Marketing target Free computing (desktops, mainframes, servers, workstations)
Update method Yum (PackageKit)
Package manager RPM Package Manager
Platforms i386, x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Default user interface GNOME
License GNU GPL & Various others.
Official website

Ascendos is a free operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and aims "to produce a distribution as compatible with the upstream product as possible, but with a community that is as open and transparent as possible too"[1].

This product is derived from the free and open source software made available by Red Hat, Inc., but is not produced, maintained or supported by Red Hat. Specifically, Ascendos is built from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions, under the terms and conditions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux's EULA and the GNU General Public License.

Version history[edit]

To-be-announced releases of Ascendos are the following.

Ascendos Release Architectures RHEL base ascendos release date RHEL release date
6.0 i386, x86_64 6.0 TBD 2010-11-10[2]
6.1 i386, x86_64 6.1 TBD 2011-05-19[3]
6.2 i386, x86_64 6.2 TBD 2011-12-06[4]

End Of Support[edit]

These dates are based on Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Life Cycle[5]

End of support schedule
Ascendos Release Full Updates Maintenance Updates
6 Q4 2014 2017-11-30

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External links[edit]

Category:RPM-based Linux distributions Category:X86-64 Linux distributions Category:2011 software