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Old 08-08-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Where can I get Linux XP


I am looking for information about linux xp. I found this site but nothing allows me to download or to send a fee back to them asking for pricing etc.

I know most linux are free so I want to know how much and what their value add is for that fee.

http://www.linux-xp.com/
 
Old 08-08-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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I smell a hoax. None of their buttons work (download, buy now, etc.). I'd stay well clear of it. At best they'll sell you something you can get gratis, much like some so-called Openoffice sites.
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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This doesn't look very serious.

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Old 08-08-2009, 02:55 PM   #4
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It was not conceived as a hoax but at one point those guys received so much slack for their dubious terms that the project may now be abandoned.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 03:23 PM   #5
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I know most linux are free so I want to know how much and what their value add is for that fee.
XP is the common abbreviation for ``Extraordinary Priceless''. If you use XP in the name of something you aren't obliged to add any other value to it.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 05:14 PM   #6
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Hi,

There are so many great GNU/Linux distribution to choose from. Why buy a product that is so crippled. You could go to most distribution stores to select their product.

I would suggest as my choice 'Slackware'. You have many choice packages available for your purchase from the 'Store'.

Please note that Slackware 13 RC2 is available and stable won't be to far behind.

The above links and others available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 08-09-2009, 12:43 AM   #7
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It was not conceived as a hoax but at one point those guys received so much slack for their dubious terms that the project may now be abandoned.
Sorry my English failed me at that point. I meant "scam".
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:45 AM   #8
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IF these guys were not a scam, I suspect that they may have run into legal problems. They use the "windows emulation" descriptor and wine has stayed well clear of the description for a long time (I suspect a M$ lawyer may have had a word a long time ago). I suspect the GPL lawyers were probably pretty interested too(you cannot charge for GPLed code, RH sells support not software).
 
Old 08-09-2009, 02:52 AM   #9
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(you cannot charge for GPLed code, RH sells support not software).
Really? I thought you could charge for it as long as you provided the source code? Is Openoffice gpl'd or is it another license? There are certainly people selling that (or even links to the proper webpage).
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:07 AM   #10
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You can charge for the media (nominal charge). I think it is pretty clear that the people selling links to the proper web page are scam artists. You can chase around the gpl here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License

And here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License

I guess it depends a lot on how you look at it.

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Old 08-09-2009, 07:45 AM   #11
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Thanx for the info. Had a feeling this was not the right site. I know a guy that has it. I have not seen it but he said he had just gotten a hacked version to play with.Take that at face value...

I guess Ill stick to RH or Fedora and Ubuntu for now. I was just looking to play with it to see if I could use it to replace the GF stupid virus infected Xp .. She is not really computer literate.

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Old 08-09-2009, 08:00 AM   #12
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It is available at distrowatch (trial version).

ftp://downloads.linux-xp.com/pub/lin.../GlobalUpdate/
 
  


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