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Old 07-08-2001, 01:09 AM   #1
ben1919
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please help me


can someone please tell were i can find the red hat softwear or any kind of linux softwear thats for beginners and is easy and free to download i have windows me please help me
 
Old 07-08-2001, 01:16 AM   #2
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Get on the net and look at all the distro's websites. Linux on the web is like cockroaches in my kitchen, there everywhere. Redhat.com, suse.com,mandrake-linux.com, sombody will list a place were you can go for a download. Just be prepared for lengthy downloads. If your prepared to spend a few bucks packaged distros are great and usually less than $40. You can also hit the bookstores and get a book about the setup and configuration of linux and alot of them have the disk to some distro in them.

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Old 07-08-2001, 01:46 AM   #3
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i highly recommend that you buy one of the pre-packaged distros with manual, cd's, ect.. if you've never used linux before, then installing from the downloaded packages can be very difficult. the packages aren't expensive. suse is around $30 last i checked, and their installation programs are very user-friendly. redhat is a bit more expensive, but also very easy to install. another good distro for beginners is mandrake. avoid debian unless you know what you're doing.
 
Old 07-08-2001, 01:56 AM   #4
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I have to admit that the manuals and four disks I got with my SuSE 6.0 waaaay back took me from a "Yes I've installed linux once or twice but never really used it that much" to "Linux on the desktop, and on the server farm." Thirty bucks looks like a good deal for SuSE7.2, but I really wish they'd get some on the shelves or in bookstores. Not to whine or anything but I do get a little tired of the Linux = RedHat misconception that most consumers seem to have. OK, so maybe I'm whining.
 
Old 07-08-2001, 09:47 PM   #5
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Any way to want it

Ben, you can get Linux any way you want to but, as has been said, downloading it with a 56K dial up connection is going to take several lifetimes. Make it easy on yourself:

* Buy a Linux book that comes with a distribution CDROM or two.

* Shell out the money for an official distribution either off the 'net or off the local store shelf (usually comes with relatively good documentation and limited tech support).

* Visit www.cheapbytes.com or www.linuxmall.com and buy a CDROM for around $2.00 (comes with nadda).

* Ask around to see if one of your friends has a copy to spare.

Getting Linux can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. Take your pick.
 
Old 07-09-2001, 04:16 AM   #6
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If you want to down ISO images once you have decided which distro you want to go for have a look at http://www.linuxiso.org

HTH

Jamie...
 
  


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