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red hat gnu/linux distros & the xfce desktop environment

red hat gnu/linux distros & the xfce desktop environment

according to red hat you can only install from http://www.xfce.org/download

but if you add the fedoraproject EPEL repo you can install xfce desktop onto oracle linux 7 (and red hat ?)

# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# yum install epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# yum groupinstall xfce

then logout click options and choose xfce session instead of gnome and login

# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
repo id                    repo name                                                                         status
epel/x86_64                Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64                                    13,174
ol7_UEKR5/x86_64           Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 for Oracle Linux 7Server (x86_64)     125
ol7_developer_EPEL/x86_64  Oracle Linux 7Server Development Packages (x86_64)                                26,135
ol7_latest/x86_64          Oracle Linux 7Server Latest (x86_64)                                              12,818
repolist: 52,252

BTW if you are using centos you can simply use rpm / yum

# yum install epel-release
# yum groupinstall "X Window system"
# yum groupinstall "Xfce"


howto install openoffice on oracle linux 6

howto install openoffice 3.4 on centos 6, red hat 6 and oracle enterprise linux 6

  • download openoffice 3.4 rpm tgz from http://www.openoffice.org/download/
  • untar
  • cd en-US/RPMS
  • yum –nogpgcheck localinstall *.rpm
  • yum –nogpgcheck localinstall desktop-integration/openoffice.org3.4-redhat-menus-3.4-9590.noarch.rpm

enjoy however this will not work for oracle enterprise linux 5 you’ll need to use ooo 3.3 instead

free of charge (?) drupal and wordpress sites from red had open shift


From the Red Hat Open Shift FAQ:


I have deployed my app, but I don’t like telling people to visit <my_app>-<my_namespace>.rhcloud.com so how can I set up my own domain name to point to my app?


You can now use your own Domain name to access your application.

You just need to:

  1. Use the rhc client tools to run > rhc app add-alias -a {appName} –alias {www.yourDomain.com}
  2. Then in your DNS management for http://www.yourDomain.com you can add a cname to point http://www.yourDomain.com to appName-namespace.rhcloud.com.

Red Hat 5 & Red Hat 6 Enterprise Linux security

Your can make your Red Hat 5 & Red Hat 6 Enterprise Linux machines more secure by hardening the OS and/or disabling IPv6

NING GNU/Linux/Ubuntu Groups of Groups

Red Hat 7 is alive and well

Since VMware have just released a new version of VMware Server that fixes a problem with Red Hat 7 guests :


I can only assume that one of their customers that pays for VMware support is still using Red Hat 7 !

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