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uh, there is no 'linux 7.0'. You will need to specify the distribution that your class is looking for, ala Redhat, Mandrake, etc. Each distribution will have the download available from their web site.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
Which distribution??? You are probably looking at an "ancient" sylabus...
Most distributions are currently in much later release cycles. There are numerous distributions and new ones popping up all the time.
Currently the 3 major distros are in the following release cycles:
Redhat - 9.0
SuSE - 9.0
Mandrake - 9.2
However, you can get Mandrake downloaded from ISOs for free.
Redhat has an ISO mirror I believe.
SuSE generally does not provide ISO images for download
You might want to try Knoppix or Debian, or even Slackware.
Knoppix takes no room on your HardDrive, you only need a bootable CD-ROM drive.
there is no difference between rh 7.0 and any other linux except for the look and the package versions. all the commands have stayed exactly the same since probobly kernel v. 0.01. just find some good tutorials online on linux and you should be fine. why pay for a book on how to use a free os? Actually, LQ regulars will be able to point you to some good online resources to use with linux.
Originally posted by Mikhail_16 Yay, another one of them Linux 8.0/7.0/9.0 threads.
Ps. there is nothing much to say, everything you need, has already been suggested by guys that poster before me.
I truly can appreciate the occasional joke, really, it's good for the eyes. However, please follow it up with something beneficial to the overall thread. That way, later, when aliens take over the earth, they'll look at LQ and think, those people were sure helpful people, funny, and helpful.
You will likely be best off getting the course material if it includes a copy of the release of Linux you are required to have. However, in your best interest, I'd suggest going directly to the professor and asking them:
1. What distro they mean, and
2. What release they really want.
If nothing else, maybe you'll impress him/her that you know there are MANY releases ahead of the one required by the class.