Re: Free linux?
From: Jimbo (jdwoodard_at_NOSPAMcox.net)
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 17:24:00 -0600
On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 18:24:49 +0000, carbon3c wrote:
> Now that Redhat Linux is no longer supported and there's an annual fee for
> Redhat Enterprise Linux, a fee for SUSE Linux, and now a membership fee
> for Mandrake -- what do people recommend as a free (or low cost) solution
> for a web/mail/CVS server? I need something solid and stable, but I don't
> want to pay, unless it's worth the money. I have been using Linux for 6
> years, and UNIX long before that, so I never need support, but I don't
> want to deal with crappy software either. Suggestions?
This is a bad troll.
OP claims to have been using Linux for 6 years yet he posts using OLE. Any
Linux user, even when forced to use Windows, would find a different NNTP
OP claims RedHat is no longer supported which is only half true. Fedora,
the continuation of the free portion of the RedHat project, is fully
OP claims there is a fee for SuSE, which is only true if you want the cd's
and commercial packages and support. I happen to be running SuSE 9.0
isntalled via FTP. This can be done either over the internet or you can
download all the packages and do a local ftp install.
OP claims a membership fee for Mandrake. The fee is only for those who
wish to join Mandrake Club. Club membership is not required. The
bennefits of club membership are, primarily, commercial support and access
to some commercial packages. The free part is still free.
There are several others available.
Slackware. Debian. Several distros built on debian, such as MEPIS,
Knoppix, damnsmall and the like. LFS and Gentoo for those who like to roll
Shall I continue? IcePack. Connectiva. Lycoris. The list truely is
exhaustingly long. I can only think of two distros, Lindows and Xandros,
that don't make thier packages available for free download.
A gift to the op and anybody that may become confused by his/her/its lies.
http://www.linuxiso.org contains a more complete list with links to
http://www.distrowatch.org lists all distributions, free and commercial,
and gives more complete descriptions.
And for general info:
There are several others but that should give you a good start.