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Red Hat Expands Red Hat Developer Program With No-Cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux (betanews.com) 50

An anonymous reader shares a report on BetaNews: Red Hat -- fresh from celebrating a historic $2 billion in annual revenue -- releases a developer-focused gift to the world. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite is totally free, including an RHEL license and valuable developer tools, like the JBoss Middleware portfolio. This is through the Red Hat Developer Program. If you want to take advantage of this amazing offer, you can sign up through the company's website Red Hat seems a bit late to the party. Many argue that the company should've made its update-only subscription for individuals free from the beginning -- especially considering it isn't a major source of revenue for the company. Exciting time for developers, nonetheless.
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Red Hat Expands Red Hat Developer Program With No-Cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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  • by KGIII ( 973947 ) <uninvolved@outlook.com> on Friday April 01, 2016 @02:29PM (#51824657) Journal

    Today, it's hard to tell what to believe. Given the nature of the day, and all... Hmm... Is RedHat doing that? I'll have to play with that one - if it's true. I'll go clicking the links tomorrow. :/

    • Re:Today... (Score:4, Informative)

      by msmash ( 4491995 ) Works for Slashdot <asteriskspace@outlook.com> on Friday April 01, 2016 @02:31PM (#51824665)
      It's real. We aren't posting prank stories, for the record.
      • Best ... prank ... ever.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        The one about Microsoft releasing Ubuntu for Windows this week was pretty funny. It had a lot of people fooled and trumps any lame Red Hat prank.

        • The one about Microsoft releasing Ubuntu for Windows this week was pretty funny. It had a lot of people fooled and trumps any lame Red Hat prank.

          What makes you think that was a joke? They did a full session about it at build, complete with realtime demos and a discussion of the way the file system was implemented.

          • I think the OP's point is that truth is stranger than fiction.

            Five years ago when Ballmer was running the joint, helping out a competitor running Linux would have signalled that hell had frozen over. MS might still be the great Satan but a lot has pleasantly changed under Nadella.

    • by tlhIngan ( 30335 )

      Today, it's hard to tell what to believe. Given the nature of the day, and all... Hmm... Is RedHat doing that? I'll have to play with that one - if it's true. I'll go clicking the links tomorrow. :/

      I will admit it is hard to tell - this year's /. april fool's tricks certainly are way better than any previous year's tricks...

      • by KGIII ( 973947 )

        I really don't have a clue, yet. I've not clicked on the URL and will wait until tomorrow - I put it into my tomorrow's email so that I remember it. See, I want to believe... I'd love to get more experience with RedHat.

        The last time I used the official RedHat was back when I was able to buy it in a box at BestBuy or Staples or something like that. It was sometime around 1995 and the price was somewhere around 1995 for the boxed version. I think it was floppies but that might have been the boxed version of S

        • by armanox ( 826486 )

          They sent out the announcement last night (still March). I signed in and downloaded a copy - the ISO is the standard RHEL-7.x-Server iso file. When you install it you register it with RHN, which is where the developer stuff makes a slight difference. And I'll be honest with them too and use it for a dev system (though I would love to run official Red Hat on my laptop. I just like the logos and such....)

          • by KGIII ( 973947 )

            Yeah, I've just got to spin it up in the VM and I'm golden - I think.

            I'll be VERY interested in using this again. Yes, I know Fedora and CentOS exist. However, RedHat's the biggest. Maybe not in distros installed but certainly the biggest in revenue for a distro. I've not used it since way back when. It was actually a paid version back then. Who'd have guessed? ;-)

  • Isn't JBoss the attack vector in which WellSpan was attacked and held hostage?

    • Isn't JBoss the attack vector in which WellSpan was attacked and held hostage?

      Of course it is written in Java

  • The hell you say!

  • I'm assuming this was done in reaction to Microsoft's recent announcements about integrating linux userland into Windows10 in an attempt to attract developers.

  • Downloading now. Now I get to look extra stupid if the ISO boots to a splash screen saying April Fools.
  • Red Hat can't make it any clearer than they have -- you must agree to the Developers Terms & Conditions to download or use the RHEL instance, and it is not for usage as a standard system -- development purposes only.

    https://developers.redhat.com/... [redhat.com] : (emphasis added)

    " By participating in the Program and accepting these terms, you represent that you will be using the Red Hat Subscriptions(s) for development purposes only, and Red Hat is relying on your representation as a condition of our provi
    • by armanox ( 826486 )

      So? Oracle and Microsoft's developer versions have the same sort of restrictions.

  • taHdeR, faH deR, ta Hd eR.
  • by h4ck7h3p14n37 ( 926070 ) on Friday April 01, 2016 @07:07PM (#51825767) Homepage

    If I'm an experienced admin, why would I want to run RHEL instead of just using CentOS?

    What do I get besides support that I probably don't need and a bunch of out of date RPMs?

  • between developing on Redhat and developing on Centos? Hell, throw in Scientific Linux in there too, for yucks. It's rebranded RHEL too, isn't it?

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