Why do so many new users keep getting redhat linux 9. Hi, rubel, I'm not dogging on you, I'm dogging on all the mirrors/servers that keep red hat linux 9 available as if it is current. It isn't. It should be put in a `historical distro' directory or something (and this should be very obvious to the newbie).
Hi rubel. Red Hat Linux 9 is OLD
. It's not that it was a bad distro (it was very good in its time). The problem is that many people are told to equate RedHat with Linux. Then a curious one of them decides to give Linux a try, searching the internet trying to find RedHat. He finds Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which costs money (but is current). He also finds the latest community version of redhat which is Redhat Linux 9. The problem is there was not Redhat 10 or 11. The same community codebase that created and maintained redhat changed its name to fedora core (if you don't know, a fedora is a type of hat, often made of velvety fabric which may be red).
The current Fedora Core version is 5
. That's right, it went like this:
...-> Redhat Linux 8.3 -> Redhat Linux 9 ~~> Fedora Core 1 -> Fedora Core 2 -> ... -> Fedora Core 5
Almost three years after the original post was made, the linux ntfs drivers have come a long way. There is safe writing to ntfs partitions. Safe means it will not
destroy your data (this is not the same as reliable; that word implies that the operation will always succeed). There is a pretty reliable way to write to ntfs using a Filesystem in USErspace (as opposed to kernelspace), but I am getting ahead of myself. Go and get a current distribution (fedora core 5). If you want a shallower learning curve, also look for a more user-friendly distribution (ubuntu).
Sorry for ranting, but my point still stands. To all mirrors: STOP SERVING RHL9 AS IF IT WERE CURRENT AND NEW. IF YOU HAVE SO MUCH EXTRA STORAGE SPACE, I CAN GIVE YOU A LOT OF DATA.