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Where can you Download Redhat Linux for free?

I want to start learning it.

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Redhat 9.0, which was the last free "RedHat" version, isnt supported anymore which means they aren't releasing any patches for it. So I suggest you go with Fedora which is the publicly run Redhat, and its free, which it is basicly RedHat. If you want to run RedHat you will have to pay a subscription for their AS/ES/WS version. Read about Fedora here. Or you can find a Fedora mirror here to download the 4 CD's about 650Meg each except for the last one, not quite as big.
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Redhat 9.0, which was the last free "RedHat" version, isnt supported anymore which means they aren't releasing any patches for it. So I suggest you go with Fedora which is the publicly run Redhat, and its free, which it is basicly RedHat. If you want to run RedHat you will have to pay a subscription for their AS/ES/WS version. Read about Fedora here. Or you can find a Fedora mirror here to download the 4 CD's about 650Meg each except for the last one, not quite as big.
werd... or if you really want to learn.. go with slackware

btw.. the best place to get linux iso's is at http://www.linuxiso.org mirrors are super fast on the weekend and at night.
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werd... or if you really want to learn.. go with slackware
yeah, I'm giving Slack a try. So far [Jim Carey] I like it a lot. [/Jim Carey] Hard to get rid of the RedHat way of doing things, though.
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Thanks guys....I already DLed Redhat 9.0 from linuxiso.org and I am installing it now. I also might try Fedora. Is slackware a good learning platfrom? Do any of you Linux guru's have any pointers for a Linux newb like me?

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yeah, I'm giving Slack a try. So far [Jim Carey] I like it a lot. [/Jim Carey] Hard to get rid of the RedHat way of doing things, though.
I cant stand the redhat way of doing things anymore because of slackware... I also use mandrake on a machine and mandrake doesn't really lik eyou editing files to change configs.. so it gets annoying...

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Thanks guys....I already DLed Redhat 9.0 from linuxiso.org and I am installing it now. I also might try Fedora. Is slackware a good learning platfrom? Do any of you Linux guru's have any pointers for a Linux newb like me?

BTW...VMWare rulz!
Dont be disappointed with RedHat 9, it is very slow with a default intsall... not all distro's are like that. I recommend getting comfortable with the command line and vi. I also recommend staying away from any of redhat's configuration utilities because that is all they are REDHAT configuration utilities.... good luck!
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I have been using SuSE for a few months and I really like it. its easy to setup, update, install new packages , etc. And its free. In fact, this server is now running SuSE 9.1. In a test machine it even saw my TV card, downloaded the software for it, and configured it all automatically.

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I have been using SuSE for a few months and I really like it. its easy to setup, update, install new packages , etc. And its free. In fact, this server is now running SuSE 9.1. In a test machine it even saw my TV card, downloaded the software for it, and configured it all automatically.

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Suse 9.1 was very slow on a default install.. I did not like yast to well either. Besides tinkering with speed and yast after the install.. the apps that SuSE comes with is awesome.. everything you could ever want and more.... very good OS imo.

couple of pro's

*Games that no other distro includes - I want to say there is about 50-60 games included
* Non-GPL apps and drivers are included - No free distro does this.
* Best bang for the buck box set you can buy - Comes with a load of woftware games manuals documentation etc...
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