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    Linux Question

    I was just woundering How do I get the Linux OS and how much is it?
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    If you just want the Unix-Linux environment it's free.
    You can also find Redhat and Fedora Operating Systems out there for non-commercial use.
    Commercial users, need licenses for certain Linux Products.

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    I think a great way to get started with Linux is to try out the Knoppix distrubution. Basically, you download an ISO and burn it to CD. Then you boot off of the CD a working version of Linux. It doesn't write anything to your harddrive (thus leaving whatever OS you have installed alone) and will auto-detect most common hardware for you. It's a fun way to for a Linux newbie to play with Linux without going through the hassle of actually installing it.
    http://www.knoppix.net/
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    ooo, never heard of that~
    I'll try it out, and I'll see if I can use this to show people the power of Linux X3

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-paranoia
    ooo, never heard of that~
    I'll try it out, and I'll see if I can use this to show people the power of Linux X3
    lol I had heard about Linux but it wasnt till you came along that I really started to question Windows and Macs OSs
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    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    In addition to LINUX, there's another Open Source O.S. that predates LINUX, and was used to prototype Internet Protocol (IP), E-mail (SMTP), and the Apache Web Server. It also served as the original source for the Apple Macintosh OS10 kernal as well. This operating system is (of course) FreeBSD, and is available as a free off-the-Web install at http://www.freebsd.org
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    My advice

    There are a few distros around.

    The best package of Linux Kernal + everything you'd want is SlackwareLinux. (www.slackware.com)

    I started with version 3. Now it's on 10. They package the latest Kernal, latest KDE enviroment (like windows), Gnome, Blackbox and a few other GUI enviroments. The latest programming packages for C/C++, MySQL Server, Pearl, and a wack load of other stuff.

    It's pretty easy to install. You can download the whole CD package (4 CDs, one of which is a bootable system CD which means it runs from the CD) the rest contain all the files that you may want to install. The menu based-installation is good for someone looking to save space or just go with a full install and fill your boots for the next 3 years

    I don't like Fedora package, though I haven't tried the FreeBSD system


    Also, since Linux source is under a GNU licence it means that just about anyone can download it and modify it for free. Most programs you'll find with Linux are open-source and keep updated and monitored by a community of programmers. There are office tools, games, etc all free to download.
    Last edited by jao; Jan 19, 2005 at 11:02 AM.

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    Dang, i wanted to preach the praises of knoppix and slackware.

    anyway either of these distribuions is grand. i personally would stay away from fedora b/c i have had some issues w/ it but others love it. and i find redhat to be more trouble than it is worth. but, se la vie (such is life) some ppl love red hat. its all about the personal preferances.

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