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Old 04-14-2003, 12:05 PM   #1
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RedHat is available for sale in retail stores.

RedHat is available for free downloading it from the RedHat ftp servers.

Is there a difference between the retail RedHat and the free RedHat other than the pretty box and the shrink wrap?

Also, this is the site I'm downloading from:
http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/9/en/iso/i386/

What is the difference between
shrike-SRPMS-disc1.iso and shrike-i386-disc1.iso?

Thanks.

Brian
 
Old 04-14-2003, 12:16 PM   #2
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You buy it, you get some sort of support from Redhat, you might get some software that isn't included in a free download and of course, you get the pretty box, cd's they made for you, maybe some stickers and a small manual..

The SRPMS is a source disk, most likely you don't need that one..
 
Old 04-14-2003, 12:17 PM   #3
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Hi,

The difference between the retail Redhat is that you dont get the official manuals and some extra software (commercial). I'd say download it if you have a good connection.

The difference between the SRPMS disk and the standard disk that the SRPMS disk has extra source code on it and is not required.

Hope this helps

Shak

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Old 04-14-2003, 12:18 PM   #4
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Beaten to it, buy the rather super Mr trickykid!

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Old 04-14-2003, 12:18 PM   #5
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trickykid,

Thank you very much for the quick response! No, I definitely don't need the source at this point!

Brian
 
Old 04-14-2003, 12:19 PM   #6
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Shak,

Thank you too!

Brian
 
  


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