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Old 04-27-2003, 09:03 PM   #1
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Redhat 9 Reviews...


Does anyone have Redhat 9 here? Whats the difference between personal, AS, etc?

Ive heard they are all the same but the server version comes w. more that right?>

Im in need of Redhat 9. If anyone has it and doesnt mind selling me a copy, please post/pm. Thank you.

PS: is redhat stable for a hosting server?
Old 04-27-2003, 11:32 PM   #2
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Re: Redhat 9 Reviews...

Originally posted by vbp6us
Im in need of Redhat 9. If anyone has it and doesnt mind selling me a copy, please post/pm. Thank you.

PS: is redhat stable for a hosting server?
1. Why not download for free. or from

Or if you can't download due to slow dialup or whatever, there are many sites that offer them for very cheap.

And yes, it is very stable to host a server on, that's why its the most popular amongst commercial businesses most likely.
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There is a big difference between the standard RH9 and the Enterprise (ie, Advanced Server) versions. First is cost. Advanced Server, now called Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, will set you back $1500 or more. It is intended for large (up to 8 CPU's) servers. They now offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES for smaller systems (1 to 2 CPU's) and costs between $350 and $600. And there is Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS, the workstation edition of the 'Enterprise' family.

The Enterprise line is not based on the latest and greatest kernel. They strive for stability, as this is what you want for a business. The release cycle is normally 18 months from version to version. What business wants to do a new version upgrade every 6 months? And if you want support for Oracle, etc, then you need an Enterprise version. Oracle won't talk to you if you are using a downloaded or store-bought version.

I'm not saying that the standard (personal) versions of RedHat will not do the trick. They can, but you must be willing to be your own support for your server and/or database if you do use it.
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it is very stable as a server platform I just upgraded my webservers from 7.3 to 9 and it is running flawless I am working on a 2 year uptime at the moment
Old 04-28-2003, 11:47 AM   #5
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I just put Redhat 9 on a system to give it a try (was not that impressed with 8.0) and I am sticking with redhat 7.2 for my servers for now but I thought that for the desktop redhat has come a long way with 9.0, Quite a few things are looking much smoother (graphics, install, etc...) also I see that they have a little bit of a clone of add/remove programs in it, (rpm based) that should help the new guy out.

All in all I think the 9.0 is going to be a nice product, I only have the downloaded versions, I will have to beat it up some more before I try it on a server.
Old 04-29-2003, 12:46 AM   #6
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Well which version does have up for download?? Im only going to have 1-2 cpu server so obviously the AS version is not exactly suitable for me.

Where can i buy copies of the cds?
Thank you.
Old 04-29-2003, 08:00 PM   #7
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Here is what ya want man....

It is Redhat Linux 9. I have bought Slackware, and Debian from them just because I wanted it in a hurry and didn't have time to download.

Peace out


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