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Old 10-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Redhat Linux - newbie


Hi all

Good evening.

I am planning to install Redhat for my learning purpose.

1. I am thinking of of buying AMD Athlon 6000/6400 X2 with 4 GB RAM. Can anyone suggest this configuration is fine ?

2. As a learner I don't want to pay any subscription or money to redhat. Is there any link apart from 30 day trial link where I can download? What will happen after 30 days ? Will i stilll be able to use the OS?

3. I will be installing Oracle, VMware, Apache over Redhat

4. I am also thinking of going for Suse instead of redhat because of this subscription..but i don't know how much similar they are in terms of installation of software and applications over them.


Thanks in advance. And answers will be really appreciated.

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Old 10-17-2009, 03:05 PM   #2
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If you don't want to pay the subscription then you should probably go for something else. Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat, and is pretty similar. The installation of software is exactly the same.

Hope this helps,
~Callum
 
Old 10-17-2009, 03:11 PM   #3
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Centos is freely provided linux distribution
 
Old 10-17-2009, 03:14 PM   #4
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CentOS is based on redhat source. I would go with that. For running servers more people would prefer CentOS over Fedora. But they are both free.

www.centos.org Download and install centos.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 03:30 PM   #5
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That was quick .

thank you for your replies. I think I will go for CentOS.

Cheers
 
Old 10-17-2009, 04:23 PM   #6
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Great choice. YUM will be your friend.

Just some starter tips

to keep your system upto date
Code:
yum update
to install via yum
Code:
yum install "youpackage"
with out the " "

to search the repo for your software
Code:
yum search "you packages"
without " "

And to unistall with yum
Code:
yum remove "your package"
without " "

Good luck
 
Old 10-17-2009, 05:15 PM   #7
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I am thinking of of buying AMD Athlon 6000/6400 X2 with 4 GB RAM. Can anyone suggest this configuration is fine ?
That is fine. I suggest getting the 64 bit Centos for that hardware. 32 bit Centos is probably also OK. Maybe the difference won't matter at all. But I'm guessing you will be better off with 64 bit.

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As a learner I don't want to pay any subscription or money to redhat.
As other explained already, if your objective is to learn redhat, the clear correct choice is Centos.

If your objective is just to have/learn Linux, I don't think Redhat or Centos is the best choice. I would select something Debian based (but not Debian itself) such as Mepis or Ubuntu.

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3. I will be installing Oracle, VMware, Apache over Redhat
I haven't used any of those myself, and any one of them might be a reason Centos is better than some Debian based distribution. I'm not sure specifically, but they are the sort of things for which Centos is more likely to be better.

As someone else already said, learn to use Yum to install software into Centos. (For a Debian based distribution, I suggest the Synaptic GUI for installing extra software).

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4. I am also thinking of going for Suse instead of redhat because of this subscription..but i don't know how much similar they are in terms of installation of software and applications over them.
I use one Suse system. It was installed and maintained by the same person who maintains most of the Centos systems I use. But I also installed some Centos systems myself and never tried to install Suse. So I have no clue what installing Suse is like, nor do I know whether Suse is natively so similar to Centos (including the way Yum works on both) or whether that is a result of efforts by the person who set up that copy of Suse. As a user, I find Centos friendlier and more understandable than Suse. But compared to Mepis, Suse and Centos are more similar to each other. As a system admin, I find Mepis friendlier and more understandable than Centos and I've never even tried on Suse.

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