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Old 01-03-2006, 12:11 PM   #1
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Linux in College


I work in a college and I was asked to install web server for students. I run one at home using mandrake linux. I wonder if I could install mandriva download edition (free edition) or redhat (free edition) for this use. As far as I know they free for home users, what about installing it at the college? Would the college has to pay for this one?

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Old 01-03-2006, 12:21 PM   #2
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no ,the free edition are free to use and redistribute
maybe u should look in to the license they are under

like gpl,gpl2,opensource.You can easily get that info from their site

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Old 01-03-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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thank you, I will do so.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 12:40 PM   #4
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It's free. So why companies buy and pay a lot of money for comercial versions.
 
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:45 PM   #6
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well they get the support from these Linux Distributors
also there are enterprise versions which are not free to download

Community versions as they call it are free to use and redistribute

this does not finish here,you can look more on free software,open software etc etc

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Old 01-03-2006, 12:51 PM   #7
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thank you people for this. I heve used linux for nearly 6 years but never needed to know exactly the licence (because I use it at home). Now when I am sure about this I will try to do anything to install linux web server not microsoft one.
Thank You Again - Rob
 
  


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