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Fedora meets RHEL

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As we enter the final freeze before the Fedora 27 Workstation release, I’d like to highlight a new feature that will hopefully make Fedora more attractive for developers. Last month, I had written about our experiments to make it easier to consume gratis, self-supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux installations from Fedora Workstation. I am happy to report that this is now a reality.

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Starting from Fedora 27 Workstation, you’ll be able to install an infinite number of RHEL 7.x VMs right from inside GNOME Boxes. All you need is an account on developers.redhat.com, and it will automatically set up a RHEL virtual machine that’s entitled to the RHEL Developer Suite subscription.

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Thanks to Felipe Borges for a seemingly endless round of patch reviews, and Fabiano and Victor for occasionally lending us their brain.

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Written by Debarshi Ray

20 October, 2017 at 16:36

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  1. Sweet work guys!

    jimmac

    20 October, 2017 at 17:54

  2. As someone who codes using Red Hat technologies, I am happy to see the deepening connection between Fedora and Red Hat Developers. I look forward to more synergies going forward :).

    adila01

    20 October, 2017 at 18:56

  3. Awesome, but…. wouldn’t it be reasonable to expect a similar set up for CentOS?

    duvjones

    21 October, 2017 at 01:50

    • You can already download CentOS, or for that matter a lot of other distributions, by searching for them through the “Enter URL” option. It turns out that Felipe is trying to make that experience even better.

      Debarshi Ray

      21 October, 2017 at 08:48


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