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Old 08-16-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
neo1599
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Just downloaded Redhat 9


Hi guys i just downloaded redhat 9.0.

Can i install it without formatting my computer?

Also

how does one go about finding software for the same?

I am looking to start programming in python and want to find a version portable with it.

Neo
 
Old 08-16-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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Why did you download Red Hat 9?
How about the more up-to-date Red Hat--Fedora Core 4?

Use Yum:

http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware

I'm not trying to be obnoxious. It's just that a lot of newbies download Red Hat, then complain when it can't do stuff that more modern versions can do. Newer versions of distros tend to have better and easier ways to install software, better hardware detection, and more graphical tools for installation and partitioning.

You can also try Blag, which is a one-CD distro based on Fedora.

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Old 08-16-2005, 04:50 PM   #3
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Python will work fine on any Linux distro, since it is an interpreted language. Just download the latest release from the main Python site, and follow their instructions to install it. It's really relatively painless to get going.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 05:32 PM   #4
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i use fedora core 4 and love it it has some bugs to be worked out but all in all its a great distro of linux
 
Old 08-16-2005, 05:59 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Vgui
Python will work fine on any Linux distro, since it is an interpreted language. Just download the latest release from the main Python site, and follow their instructions to install it. It's really relatively painless to get going.
On most Linux distros, there is no need to download and install python from the python website because its included by default.
 
  


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