Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Published by Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a high-performing operating system that has delivered outstanding value to IT environments for nearly a decade. As the world's most trusted IT platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been deployed in mission-critical applications at global stock exchanges, financial institutions, leading telecommunication companies, and animation studios. It also powers the websites of some of the most recognizable global retail brands.

Platform: Linux

Eligibility: Faculty, Staff, Students


UAH maintains a site subscription for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) so licenses are available free of charge for use on most University-owned computers. You can use your Red Hat Network (RHN) account to obtain software updates through Red Hat's subscription service and access RHEL downloads at To obtain a RHN account, please contact the OIT Help Desk at or 256-824-3333.

Again, please note that, even though this is available to students, the software is only available for installation on University-owned computers.