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Old 03-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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new desktop - can I get all the drives required to install redhad linux?


I have a desktop that has windows xp on it.

I'm thinking to wipe out windows and install RedHat Linux.

so, my question is - can I get all the drives required to install Linux successfully?

The computer specs are:
AMD Athalon x2 2.0Ghz dual core
2 gig ram
80 gig SATA hard drive
DVDRW burner
 
Old 03-10-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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Red Hat should have all necessary drivers by default for such a machine. Keep in mind that RHEL is not a free distro, you have to pay for a subscription to get access to the software repository and updates.
 
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Red Hat should have all necessary drivers by default for such a machine. Keep in mind that RHEL is not a free distro, you have to pay for a subscription to get access to the software repository and updates.
oh ok - do we have any free Linux

I know Ubuntu is one. do we have any other?
 
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You have tons.

Fedora is Red Hat's playground and is free. CentOS is built from the same sources as RHEL and is free. Both will work similarly to RHEL.
 
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oh ok - do we have any free Linux

I know Ubuntu is one. do we have any other?
99.99% of linux distros are free. In fact i dont know any other distro that requires payed subscription other than Red Hat.

BTW, Red Hat/CentOs favor older kernels and stuff, you might consider Mint, Fedora, Debian.
 
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