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Old 01-01-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
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I am from India and I got dial up slow Internet connection. I m from small city so i dont get broadband or any other fast connection. I got RedHat Linux 9 n now I am looking for lastest version of RedHat or Fedora. Is any one know there how I get CDs for those in India?
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You could go to, click on the link to choose Fedora, and then click one of the advertisements for the cd/dvd stores that'll ship you a dvd.

However, since the book contains a special dvd with the entire Fedora distribution on it, I'd recommend going to and purchasing Christopher Negus's latest "Fedora 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux."

There's lots of great education for you in that book (I have the Fedora 7 version even though I mostly use Debian or OpenSUSE) and you'll only need to download official Fedora updates and stuff from 3rd party repositories like Livna for your multimedia extra codec, videocard driver needs.

With the official Fedora DVD, you would still need to download a bunch of stuff from the Fedora repositories. With the special DVD enclosed with that book you would already have all that available right on the DVD.

Still, make sure you do update stuff from the official repo's. Security and bug fixes are important even for a dialup connected internet. And the bug fixes are vital with Fedora, which is a testing ground for the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux and many of their included experiments get fixed up pretty well by updates.
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I'm not sure about Red Hat. I know there are plenty of places on-line you can purchase the CD's/DVD's. You can, however, get Ubuntu to mail you CD's/DVD's free of charge (though it does take a while) if you go to there ShipIt site.
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Centos is RHEL with the logos removed and no pay support. The current release is Centos5.1 (binary compatible with RHEL5.1). I would advise against Fedora because of the HUGE number of updates for a dialup situation. Centos/RHEL is much more conservative and have far fewer updates. They do tend to lag behind in features due to this, however anything you get will be much more up to date than RH9. Here is a link to getting Centos install media:


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