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tushkahoma

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I just downloaded and installed Red Hat 9 to give it a try and my question is...
Is Red Hat a free program? It has a lot of features like the Open Office and so on. What's the catch.
 
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No catch. What you downloaded is, in fact, free. It wouldn't hurt, though, to donate to the folks who made your download possible (www.linuxiso.org, for example). Use, learn and enjoy.
 
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It is licenced under the GPL or the Gnu Public Licence. I wouldnt recommend reading the wholle thing, but skimming it will give you alot if insigt into the way it works.

http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

Read the FAQ, or if you can find it read the GNU manifesto. Quite an interesting introduction to the GPL and opensource in general.
 

tushkahoma

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Thank you for the reply's
I look forward to exploring all that Linux has to offer. I used to be a die hard Windows man but I really like the Red Hat. Maybe because it is a new learning experience.
 
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I'f you are anything like me, then perhaps you'll become an OS freak like me.

I've tried:

All windows versions from 3.1 on
FreeBSD
NetBSD (only for a little)
gentoo
Debian
redhat
Slackware (slackware and the above three like Netbsd only for a little)
BeOS
MacOS all versions up to 10.1

As you can see i have quite some experiance!
 
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