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Old 12-03-2003, 01:52 PM   #1
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Question Where can i download Linux?


Hey,

I need to download Linux 7.0 for a class I'm taking. Anyone kno where I can find it? (6.0 would probly work too)

Thanks!!

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Old 12-03-2003, 01:55 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:03 PM   #3
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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.

Look here:

http://www.linuxiso.org/
This site has a link to major mirrors for downloading the ISOs
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:05 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:15 PM   #5
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okay..i need red hat 7.0. I don't kno the first thing about Linux, and apparently neither does the professor. Gotta love community college.

anyways..i've done search after search of red hat linux 7.0, but to no avail. Should i cave in and buy the tutorial book?


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Old 12-03-2003, 02:18 PM   #6
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Download Redhat ISOs from the mirror download page, version 9.0...

You'll have extra stuff, but most of what the prof wants to do will still work the same way... just nicer on a prettier distribution.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:22 PM   #7
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You want to use rh 7.0?????? That's like what, 2 years old? You should use at least rh 8.0 or 9.0, or better yet, go Mandrake 9.2. Here is some links:
RH 9.0
http://www.redhat.com/download/products.html
RH... actually just choose what you want:
http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/
http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/7.0/en/iso/i386/
Mandrake:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3


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.

Good luck
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:28 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by JaseP
Download Redhat ISOs from the mirror download page, version 9.0...

You'll have extra stuff, but most of what the prof wants to do will still work the same way... just nicer on a prettier distribution.
**Disclaimer, I have never taken a computer class...

I'd disagree. It's very possible that RedHat has changed (and indeed they have) since their 7.x release. PATH is one of many examples.

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Old 12-03-2003, 02:29 PM   #9
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Quote:
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.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:34 PM   #10
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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.


Cool
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:42 PM   #11
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7.1 was the best I can find on dial up:
ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/Li.../linux/7.1/en/

If I were going to use anything other than the one that comes in that book, that'd be as far away from 7 as I'd stray.

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Old 12-03-2003, 03:01 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
**Disclaimer, I have never taken a computer class...

I'd disagree. It's very possible that RedHat has changed (and indeed they have) since their 7.x release. PATH is one of many examples.

Cool
I doubt that if the prof wants him to use Redhat 7, that he intends to do anything too complex. He probably just wants to teach a few basic unix commands... like cd, ls, cat, etc.

At any rate, he can find 7.X versions of Redhat on that ISO site.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:14 PM   #13
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go to a used book store, u can find older versions in the back of linux boos that are pretty cheap
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:22 PM   #14
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lol....books
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:26 PM   #15
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lol....books
Are they those bulky things with paper in them???? IEEEEEWWWW!!!
 
  


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