Lineox™ Enterprise Linux 2.1
Lineox Enterprise Linux 2.1 is compiled from sources available from
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/i386/SRPMS. Lineox Enterprise Linux 2.1
is NOT affiliated with, produced, maintained or supported by Red Hat, Inc. in any way. The only
packages that were altered are redhat-logos and anaconda.
A Reliable Linux with Long and Reliable Support
The initial reason why Lineox made Lineox™ Enterprise Linux 2.1 is the long support in the form of
updated packages. Because the software is GPL licensed,
the source code must be released and it is possible for technically competent person to compile it to
binary form. Lineox has made this process automatic and offers binary updated packages as a part
of service that automates also solving package dependencies.
Lineox™ Enterprise Linux 2.1 has the following errata policy:
Full Support (including hardware updates): to November 30 2004
Maintenance Support: to May 31 2009
Most Linux distributions are made of packages,
which contain also information about what other programs or libraries that particular package needs
to function. These dependencies can be quite difficult to resolve by a human, but that was the way
it was done earlier in rpm based distributions if you wanted to update or add new software. It is no longer
any news that there are more modern package managers like apt-get and yum which can resolve dependencies
automatically. You just have to have a repository, which offers the packages and a database with information about
Lineox has added to Lineox™ Enterprise Linux 2.1 both of these advanced package managers
and offers updates from both atp-get and yum styles of repositories. Also the base distribution
is offered from both styles of repositories, so if you have either apt-get or yum set up (comes
as a default if you have installed Lineox™ Enterprise Linux 2.1) you can
just decide what package or program you wish to add or update and the rest will be automatically
While there are hardware support updates for Lineox™ Enterprise Linux 2.1, it is already
old and lacks, for example, support for SATA and over 128 GB IDE drives. Also new display cards
are not well supported. As a rule of thumb, if your PC is built after 2002, choose Lineox™
Enterprise Linux 3.0 instead.
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