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Old 05-18-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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Linux is NOT FREE


Hey, For a long time I was hearing that"Linux is FREE, Linux is FREE, Linux is FREE". But, when I tried to download Linux Mandrake, I was surprised that it costs me $300!!!!!!!

Would any body EXPLAIN for me that?

 
Old 05-18-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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well yes as it is not yet released to the public, what exactly were you after, mandrake 10 official?
 
Old 05-18-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
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Yes, the official one.

I want a link to any linux distr. that will be a good one for the beginners and still free
 
Old 05-18-2004, 02:15 PM   #4
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Originally posted by mhmo
Yes, the official one.

I want a link to any linux distr. that will be a good one for the beginners and still free
Try Fedora, or Slackware, Or Debian, AFAIK they are all free.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 02:20 PM   #5
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hi,
i don't know which type of mandrake 10 you were trying to buy, but from the mandrake store, a discovery pack costs only $50.
mandrake linux is free; it's just that version 10 has yet to be released to the general public. you can still download 9.2 from their website for free.
if you want 10 for free, you can still search for it on bittorrent sites.
i think mandrake is good for beginners. slackware is definitely not for beginners.
good luck.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 02:21 PM   #6
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Thanks for your respond, but , Where can I get them from?
Would you give me the links for downloading them
 
Old 05-18-2004, 02:33 PM   #7
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hi,
you can download 9.2 iso images from here:
ftp://mandrake.mirrors.pair.com/Mand.../iso/9.2/i586/
if you want 10 official iso images, you can either pay and buy their cd's, or you can download it at bittorrent sites. however, i can't show you specific links. you can google for 'bittorrent mandrake 10 official' or something like that, or you can wait until they release iso's to the general public, which should be soon because they said they'd do that early may.
good luck.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 02:39 PM   #8
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Re: Linux is NOT FREE

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Would any body EXPLAIN for me that?
Mandrake is a distribution that contains more than just the linux kernel. The linux kernel can be obtained for nothing from http://www.kernel.org

If you are looking for a free distro take a look at Fedora or Slackware.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:25 PM   #9
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Linux 10 Official is available for free download. That's how i got it. And it is very pretty indeed.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 06:35 PM   #10
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Mandrake 10.0 FTP servers

Here's a list of the (current) Mandrake download sites. The 'Community' version should be on the same servers somewhere under the /Mandrakelinux/.... tree.
Hope that's of use to you. I downloaded the Community ISO's and installed, then updated making rpmdrake use the Official RPMS.

Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official for i586 and higher
Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official packs are available for order at Mandrakestore.com.

Austria
* http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/pub/linux/Man...cial/10.0/i586 (Vienna)

Brazil
* ftp://mirror.fis.unb.br/pub/linux/Ma...cial/10.0/i586 (Brasilia)

Czech Republic
* ftp://mandrake.contactel.cz/Mandrake...cial/10.0/i586

France
* ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...cial/10.0/i586 (Lyon)
* ftp://ftp.ciril.fr/pub/linux/mandrak...cial/10.0/i586 (Nancy)
* ftp://ftp.club-internet.fr/pub/unix/...cial/10.0/i586 (Paris)
* ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandra...cial/10.0/i586 (Paris)

Germany
* ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/mandrake...cial/10.0/i586 (Goettingen)
* ftp://ftp.uni-wuppertal.de/pub/linux...cial/10.0/i586 (Wuppertal)
* ftp://ftp.vat.tu-dresden.de/pub/Mand...cial/10.0/i586 (Dresden)

Ireland
* ftp://ftp.esat.net/pub/linux/mandrak...cial/10.0/i586

Netherlands
* ftp://ftp.cs.uu.nl/mirror/Linux/Mand...cial/10.0/i586 (Utrecht)
* http://ftp.nluug.nl/ftp/pub/os/Linux...cial/10.0/i586 (Amsterdam)
* http://ftp.surfnet.nl/ftp/pub/os/Lin...cial/10.0/i586 (Amsterdam)

Poland
* ftp://ftp.chemo.tuniv.szczecin.pl/pu...cial/10.0/i586 (Szczecin)

Slovakia
* ftp://spirit.profinet.sk/mirrors/Man...cial/10.0/i586 (Bratislava)

Spain
* ftp://ftp.rediris.es/pub/linux/distr...cial/10.0/i586

Taiwan
* ftp://ftp.isu.edu.tw/pub/Linux/Mandr...cial/10.0/i586
* http://ftp.isu.edu.tw/pub/Linux/Mand...cial/10.0/i586

United Kingdom
* ftp://ftp.sunsite.org.uk/package/man...cial/10.0/i586 (London)
* http://www.sunsite.org.uk/package/ma...cial/10.0/i586 (London)

United States
* ftp://ftp.umr.edu/pub/linux/mandrake...cial/10.0/i586 (Missouri)
* ftp://mandrake.mirrors.pair.com/Mand...cial/10.0/i586 (Pennsylvania)
* ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors...cial/10.0/i586 (Wisconsin)
* ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...cial/10.0/i586 (California)
* ftp://raven.cslab.vt.edu/pub/linux/m...cial/10.0/i586 (Virgina)
* ftp://sluglug.ucsc.edu/pub/Mandrakel...cial/10.0/i586 (California)
 
Old 05-18-2004, 07:13 PM   #11
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you may also purchase Mandrake 10 from Linuxcentral at:

http://www.linuxcentral.com/_v3/

BTW, I do not work for them. They can be a real life-saver, if you are on dial-up

$11.95, their price, cheap!

Or perhaps this whole post was flame-bait, aarrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhh, you got me!

Edcutis
 
Old 05-19-2004, 06:05 AM   #12
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hi!
I got mine for free download, mandrake 10 official like MysteriousRevC
 
Old 05-19-2004, 10:39 AM   #13
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http://www.linuxiso.org
 
Old 05-19-2004, 11:04 AM   #14
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Hey, For a long time I was hearing that"Linux is FREE, Linux is FREE, Linux is FREE". But, when I tried to download Linux Mandrake, I was surprised that it costs me $300!!!!!!!
Also, Linux is Free, but I can sell it if I want to, both the kernel and other Free Software/Open Source software that comes with it, e.g. in the Mandrake Linux distro.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 12:12 PM   #15
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I really thank you all for you valuable responds
 
  


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