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Getting Linux

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Idle

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#1
can anyone help me find a to get the latest version of Linux?

I'd like to re-learn linux and more familiar with it. any info would be much appreciated.

thanks

IDLE
 
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Vector_One

Guest
#2
You need to choose which distrobution of Linux you want first. There's more than one.

Redhat
Mandrake
Slackware
SuSe
etc.
 
#8
By definition Linux must be free. It is required by the open source distribution liscence. What they charge for is fast download, cd's, support, etc.

Go to Redhat, Mandrake, etc websites and look for the free downloadable version. It is there. When you find it, it will give you a list of mirrors. One of those was a state university in the upper midwest (forget which one) it was the best mirror.

The distro's vary in size but figure 3 to 7 CD's. Doing the math that is gonna take a while.

I did the downlaod of both (mandarake and redhat) last spring. They both worked fine on a crappy old K6 machine. The one installed more easily (I think it was Redhat, but can't swear to that).

Do some research first to make sure the brand you pick supports all your hardware (i.e. has drivers).
 

Kr0m

Moderator
#9
I downloaded and installed Redhat 9 a couple weeks ago, it went pretty smooth. Only drawback that I have is that I dual boot with it. If possible, it's best to toy with it on a seperate machine. =/
 
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Idle

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#10
thanks for all your help guys. i am almost done DL'ing redhat 9. i really appreciate the info

Thanks

IDLE
 
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Leevoy

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#12
Yeah I got redhat v9 from amazon.co.uk was half price, cost me £20 for all the disks, p&p insurance and open source disks.

Linux one day I hope will be on more machines than mess-up-your-lives-o-croft
 

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