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Old 08-01-2008, 05:31 PM   #1
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Post Redhat Linux Archive?

I need some help and I was wondering if I could get some answers. As far as Redhat Linux, I'm now a total convert. I don't really use windows for anything. I am not a hacker or a cracker but a Web Programmer and a rudimentary hardware tech. So I'm out to convert the masses, as people let me touch there machines because I still will work on 2000 but I HATE XP and Vista.

So here is my question, I learned windows by diving headlong into it and then learned the programming, I'm basically doing the same thing the second time around. Is there a place to get old versions of Linux? Direct download is preferred but I'll throw Linux on any piece of crap I can get my hands on, or the best machines I can get my hands on.

So here is what I have:
Fedora 9 86_64x
Fedora 8 86_64x

Fedora 7 I386
Fedora 6 I386
Fedora 5 I386
Fedora 4 I386
Fedora 3 I386
Fedora 2 I386

Do you know where to get the missing versions to this collection? I was hoping that someone had some links? Also is there a way to keep updated on the lastest version because I don't know any way outside of going to Redhats site.....
Old 08-01-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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You can find 7 8 and 9 here...
Old 08-01-2008, 05:49 PM   #3
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I don't understand why you would want all the old versions of FC. If you just want to learn you should try a bunch of distros.
Old 08-01-2008, 06:25 PM   #4
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Well when I started into 95, I looked a 3.11, 3.1 and DOS to understand where it had come from. Now I'm in a bit of a strange situation because I have seen Redhat 7, Redhat 9, Fedora 2, Fedora 7, Fedora 8 and 9 but I'm a little lost now because this is the first time I'm really taking it seriously and now I'm trying to solve basic hardware problems and can't. So I'm starting from scratch and trying to get up to speed....On a user level.....

But after the gigantic steamer that Vista was, does anyone blame me?
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Put down the bible and focus on learning. Once you've mastered your needs, then focus on helping others to meet *their* needs, and not your personal crusade.
Old 08-01-2008, 08:12 PM   #6
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Well, that's how I got my bachelors, only this time I have only this forum and little else.....By my calcs, it will take 5 to 10 times more effort.......I didn't want to switch but this is like switching religions, its very hard......

But I want to be as proficient at Linux as I use to be at windows........the only good thing is that I know exactly what my shortcomings are........but .NET and Vista was a deal breaker........I had no use for them after that...
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Perhaps looking at the distrowatch site, and, in particular, the fedora page would be of some use to you (the site generally for news, which will include Fedora/RedHat news, and the fedora page for details of which releases of fedora have which versions of apps and utilities).

This little project - that of tracking the various versions - seems a slightly strange one to me, and of little general utility, but don't let that put you off, if you really feel that you need to do it. I'm not sure what you gain by it, though.


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