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Old 11-10-2001, 06:53 AM   #1
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where do i get linux??


Sorry this must be a well asked question, but where do I get the latest versions on the cheap?

I got red hat 6.2 and its having problems with my 3d vid card. Im thinking a newer version of xfree (4 i think) may help. I tried Linux mall but could not find a version below $30 and my creaky 56K couldnt handle a download.

Cheers in advance
 
Old 11-10-2001, 07:01 AM   #2
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http://www.cheapbytes.com you can order most distro's pretty cheap, even with s+h , good luck and have fun wit linux
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Old 11-10-2001, 12:08 PM   #3
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CHEERS

But could not find RH7 , I saw it a while back for $4.
could kick my self for not getting it then.
 
Old 11-10-2001, 12:28 PM   #4
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do you live in england?
 
Old 11-12-2001, 01:16 AM   #5
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you can always try www.linuxmall.com for cheap distro's.
 
Old 11-12-2001, 09:48 AM   #6
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Actually Linuxmall was where I saw it for $4, but its not there now, I will keep checking though.

I live in Orlando, though I grew up on the north side of London.

Cheers again
 
Old 11-12-2001, 05:50 PM   #7
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what are you looking for? Redhat is on the frontpage of cheapbytes?
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Old 11-13-2001, 08:46 PM   #8
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Not trying to be an asshole, but why would u want Redhat 7.0?

it was one of the worst distributions any company has ever made in the history of linux.

A rule of thumb with redhat or mandrake, dont go for their *.0 releases, wait for .2 for them to get it right
 
Old 11-14-2001, 09:39 AM   #9
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why do i want it? maybe I dont know any better, but I gave the reason at the beginning of this thread.
if you have anouther suggested (dirt cheap) release of linux that is more forgiving to my hardware id love to know, ive tried all the fixes on a bunch of help files trying to resolve the vid card problem, but to no avail. all I want is a gui.

Cheers
 
Old 11-14-2001, 11:46 AM   #10
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ok like ive said a few times .. RH 7.2 IS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF CHEAPBYTES .. .. .. dont know what else to say heh ..
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Old 11-14-2001, 01:16 PM   #11
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hooligan:

If you're determined to use RH7.0, perhaps for some of the same reasons that people by M$ products, be aware that that version had a really ugly version of up2date with it that leaked file descriptors. After a couple of weeks, if you had not fixed the up2date agent, your machine would no longer boot.
 
Old 11-14-2001, 05:59 PM   #12
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sorry my bad,
I did not notice the $7.99 no support version, just the $59.00 official version.

Its not that Im hell bent on using rh7 its just I want to be able to get on the internet and learn linux (unix). my jobs in networking and I see more and more jobs wanting linux experience.
with XP going for $200 or $100 upgrade, its just tooo much. not only that the whole .net thing is a little disturbing from the little i know of it

cheers vagrant
 
  


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