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i'm looking for the RH9 iso files of all 3 discs but all links leads me to fedora project.... what does it mean? does RH9 download links already gone, or they don't release RH9 for a some reason, and what is the reason ?
Even here at this site's download link RH9 doesnt refer me to that download of the iso files....
i dont have a copy of it since the 3 cds were broken by accident, i need it to install it on my pc.
redhat has gone commercial so they donīt offer downloads anymore. if you have broken cds i suggest you contact redhat.
otherwise, choose another distro.
there is one distro that is downloadable and made from redhat source. alas, i donīt remember the name.
Redhat officially ended support for Redhat 9 in April or May of 2004, if I recall. It has not been supported for a *very* long time, and quite frankly I don't think it can be recommended any longer as a viable distro.
As you've discovered, Redhat has made some changes. Their officially supported, corporate distros is Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and their open source, personal Linux distros is now the Fedora project, which currently is in release v4. You would have to buy RHEL, but if you want to use the free Linux distro that Redhat maintains, download the Fedora Core 4 (FC4) ISO's. Good luck with it either way and Welcome to LQ
all of them are very simple to figure out how to install and work with. all three offer powerful GUI installs and desktops that any one who can install and configure windows can install and configure their new Linux system.
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someone asked about a newbie friendly distro, and still considering myself a newbie, i found that the GUI install and base GUI desktop helped me loads when converting from MS to Linux world.
I am happy to say that in roughly 2 years I went from dabbling in linux to having nothing but linux and OSx at my house and at my office. I could not of made the switch as easy as i did without the heavy GUI of RH9.
my current fav. distro is debian and that does not have a nice GUI installer, nor does it install a heavy GUI desktop by default, at least not the way i do it *grins*.
i just apt-get everything after i get the base system 1CD installed.
if you insist on redhat "variants" , here is a ftp site which have some redhat 7.3 and 9 iso :: redhat iso
judging from the directory name , seems that there are also some enterprise "ungrades" stuffs within that link and specifically , redhat 9 iso is in the directory of "/linux/RedHat/9/iso/i386" ...
according to "readers voting" , CentOS finished 2nd (Below Ubuntu and above Fedora Core) , these might shed some initial clues in advocating free software at your place ...
also dont forget to have a peep at this Unofficial Ubuntu 5.04 Starter Guide , print it out from windows , it doesnt need to be ubuntu specfic , have some quick and simple clues at what linux can do for you ...
anyway , if you are going to be a "pure" linux guy , eventually you will probably also go into other distros like debian , slack and gentoo and LFS etc etc ...
CentOS is a fork from RHE, meaning it is something that took the base RHE and some minor changes were made. in the case of CentOS, they took out all of the trademark RH icons and what not and replaced them. other then that nothing has changed.
OSx is the MAC OS so no it will not run on any kind of PC as it requires Apple hardware.