Re: Free linux?
From: Gordon Pettey (petteyg359_at_swbell.net)
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 23:00:31 GMT
No duh there's a fee. You're buying CDs full of software of which some (or a
large amount) was written by their developer's. Just because it's
open-source doesn't mean it doesn't take time and money to produce it, it
didn't pop out of nowhere. Now, name a place that provides full-time support
from people who know about their own software for free? They also have to
print manuals for their boxed OSes. Paper is expensive. If you don't need a
manual or customer support, and you want it free, then just download it.
"carbon3c" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> 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
> Mandrake -- what do people recommend as a free (or low cost) solution for
> web/mail/CVS server? I need something solid and stable, but I don't want
> pay, unless it's worth the money. I have been using Linux for 6 years,
> UNIX long before that, so I never need support, but I don't want to deal
> with crappy software either. Suggestions?