Chapter 1

Getting Started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Linux, Open Source, and Red Hat
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Related Products
  • Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
  • Exploring the GNOME User Interface

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is in use at most Fortune 500 companies, and it takes care of mission-critical tasks in many of them. This chapter introduces Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It begins with a brief history, where you'll learn about Linux in general and the role of Red Hat in the Linux story. Following that, it provides an overview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its related products. Finally, you'll learn how to install RHEL so that you can start building your RHEL skills.

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