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Old 04-27-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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Question Linux for Begginer


Hi. I was interested in Learning Linux. I am a complete begginer when it come to the world of Linux. It was recommended to me that I get Red Hat 9 personal. So I went to Amazon.com to buy it but right next to the product it said:

Platform: Linux, No Operating System
Media: CD-ROM



what does this mean " No operating system" Does it mean i need a previous version of Linux?

I will be thankful for any help you can give me?
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:27 PM   #2
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Not quite sure what you were picking at
Amazon without you providing the actual
link ... maybe it's just a book about RedHat
that doesn't include the distro as such? :)

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Old 04-27-2003, 09:35 PM   #3
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Re: Linux for Begginer

Quote:
Originally posted by destroyer30
So I went to Amazon.com to buy it but right next to the product it said:

Platform: Linux, No Operating System
Media: CD-ROM



what does this mean " No operating system" Does it mean i need a previous version of Linux?
I think not.

I would hazzard that Amazon has no idea of what Redhat actually is.

See the Redhat 9.0 press release

That is the CDs and printed manuals for the Redhat 9.0 Personal editon distribution of linux (spelled correctly, not as Amazon misspelled it) which also containsl lots of software as well as the OS.

# Redhat links
RedHat 9.0 Errata
RedHat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 8.0 configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Cheap CDs
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
Cheapbytes
TuxCDs
ComputerHelperGuy

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Old 04-27-2003, 09:38 PM   #4
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Interesting
Probably is though.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:44 PM   #5
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This is what I was trying to buy at Amazon.com Red Hat Linux 9.0 Personal Red Hat Linux 9.0 Personal

and for the platform it said: No operating system. So i didn't buy it, cuz i thought i need some previous version of linux?
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:47 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by destroyer30
This is what I was trying to buy at Amazon.com Red Hat Linux 9.0 Personal Red Hat Linux 9.0 Personal

and for the platform it said: No operating system. So i didn't buy it, cuz i thought i need some previous version of linux?
I think that Amazon just screwed up in the
description field :) To me this looks like an
original package by RH, and it should be
a safe bet that it contains a workable version
of RH (that said, I have to say that I don't like
RH ;})

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:49 PM   #7
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Here is from the press release.

Pricing and Availability
Red Hat Linux 9 binaries and source code are currently available to Red Hat Network subscribers. To subscribe to Red Hat Network, please visit http://rhn.redhat.com . Red Hat Linux 9 will be widely available at retail locations and for purchase on www.redhat.com on April 7, 2003.

* Red Hat Linux 9 has a MSRP of $39.95, and includes 30 days of Red Hat Network Basic Service and Web-based support.

As I said before, Amazon.con (not a typo ) are greedy ignoramouses and have no idea of what they sell.

Last edited by fancypiper; 04-27-2003 at 09:51 PM.
 
  


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