Re: Red hat
From: nospam (johnmd1_at_(nospam)ns.sympatico.ca)
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 19:31:48 GMT
OK I'm starting to get the feel of waht took place in the past few
My probem is that because of my location there is no high speed
To download any of the versions mentioned would take a couple of day
and that just isn't possible.
Is the new version of Fedora available on CDRom as RedHat was?
I've been looking at there site and I didn't see it.
And you said that RH9.0 isn't worth buying for $10.
What is the most popular desktop these days ?
I see you can still download Gonome from their site.
On Mon, 10 Oct 2005 20:51:52 +0200, "J.O. Aho" <email@example.com>
>> Hi everyone.
>> I used to run RedHat Linux 7.1 for quite some time and then got away
>> from it for a few years.
>> I just put together a P III 500 with 320 mb's of ram.
>> I loaded the old version of RedHat7.1 and started playing around.
>> Good habits don't go away, they just go to sleep for a while.
>> Anyway I prefer Gnome to KDE and see that there is a much new version
>> of Gnome out.
>RedHat 7.1 is discontinued and is quite unsecure, you should upgrade to at
>least RedHat 7.3 or RedHat 9 (both are still supported by fedoralegacy.org),
>or you can go for the latest version Fedora Core 4.
>RedHat 7.x uses Gnome while RadHat 8 and later uses something called Gnome2,
>those aren't the same things even if they share the same name.
> > My question is will this new version run on RedHat7.1?
>If you want to use Gnome2 then you need to upgrade to RedHat 9 (RedHat 8 has
>been discontinued and is unsecure to use) or later, there aren't much point in
>trying to compile Gnome2 for older versions of RedHat as it's a big job and
>there is no good documentation about dependencies, but if you want to do it,
>it's possible but will take a lot of tries and errors, so it's not worth the
>trouble to compile it for an unsecure version of RedHat and I would say it's
>not worth to compile it for RedHat 7.3 (I have done that with an early version
> > Also what happened to RedHat.
> > It seems that they have gone away from the home user and are going
> > after the big bucks.
>RedHat decided to call the home user version of RedHat for Fedora and that can
>be found at fedora.redhat.com, so with other words it's not much more than a