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Red Hat 9

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by tushkahoma, Oct 6, 2003.

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  1. tushkahoma

    tushkahoma Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. codejockey

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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.
     
  3. Whiteskin

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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.
     
  4. tushkahoma

    tushkahoma Thread Starter

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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.
     
  5. Whiteskin

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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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