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Old 09-07-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Where to download Red Hat 9?


I've heard that Red Hat 9 is closed. But can one download it anywhere?
 
Old 09-07-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
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ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/fe...ra/x86_64/iso/
 
Old 09-07-2009, 11:41 AM   #3
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Why on earth do you want RH9?
http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Soft...Hat-Linux.html

If you need small, there are more up to date distros.
If you want redhat, then try fedora or CentOS.

Note that this distro is highly insecure by now, and will be very hard to update.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 11:49 AM   #4
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Why on earth do you want RH9?
http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Soft...Hat-Linux.html

If you need small, there are more up to date distros.
If you want redhat, then try fedora or CentOS.

Note that this distro is highly insecure by now, and will be very hard to update.

The link for download RedHat9 doesn't work.

Why I need RH9? Becuase I have some books about RH9.

Is fedora free and better?

Sorry for the question. I am new by Linux.

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Old 09-07-2009, 12:04 PM   #5
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The link you post here is fedora and is for 64bit system?
 
Old 09-07-2009, 12:05 PM   #6
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fedora is free/gratis as well as free/libre.
http://www.fedorafaq.org

To give you an idea: fedora continues the redhat linux development line - with FC1 being RH10 ... now we are at f11, which would be RH20. Your RH9 books are about as useful as a DOS6 manual. GNU/Linux has changed quite a bit since then.

For the record - almost all gnu/linux distros are free of charge. Even the commercial ones have licenses (just like EULAs only on your side) which allow unlimited copying and distribution of the bulk of the software


Note: the site I linked to also has a link to redhats ftp site.
The ftp site has a directory tree you hae to navigate.
One of the branches is for i386 ...

ftp://archive.download.redhat.com/pu...9/en/iso/i386/

there are three CD isos (RH9 is also called "shrike") there. The srpm isos contain source code. But you are still better off with a modern distro.

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