linux is free......right
if linux is so free, why am i finding it rso difficulf to find a free copy on the web. Does anybody know where i can find a free small( does not take too long to downlaod) copy of linux.
Well.. thats the thing.. the good Linux distribs, or the easy ones, like Caldera or Redhat or Mandrake etc, are all very big packages, most Distribs are not small things
Download Corel Linux as an ISO image from the location below (Netscape users: remember to hold shift and then click to save) and burn it as a track image:
[LINK NO LONGER EXISTS AND HAS BEEN DELETED]
This image is about 320 MB, and the smallest I've found out there.
For GODS SAKE: Remember to download in binary mode!
[This message has been edited by Glytzhkof (edited 08-28-2000).]
thank you so much. I am currently downloading the *.iso file, but I have not had much experience with iso files. What do i do with the file after I download it. Do it create a boot disk for linux and point it at the iso file or what??? help
an iso file is a cd image file. Use your cd creator software to make a cd from it.
I must admit that the cookie monster has a point. Hopefully you do have a CD burner? If you don't then you need to find a friend that has one.
When you have access to a CD-R (cd recorder) you burn the whole file to disk as a TRACK IMAGE (preformatted image). This is done differently in different CD burning software. Please let us know what software you are using.
I was going to say the same thing about the cdburner. Well If you do not have one myself or maybe someone else who may live in your area could burn one for you.
www.cheapbytes.com has legit linux CDs for very low price. (Less than $10 including shipping)
I got a Red Hat 6.0 installation and source CDs from my local university's computing shop for £10. You might want to give your local higher ed place an email to see if they'll do the same
Well it's not FREE, it is Open Source Code, and can be downloaded, but no support will be available, unless of course you 'buy' Linux in a 'package' at a good retail outlet.
You pay for the packaging (fancy box and a manual) and get some telephone support from Red Hat too ! The price here will vary, and could be as much as $40 or as low as £10, depends on the 'package'
If there is a Sam's Club nearby, plow through the books. I picked up a Sam's (no relation) book on RedHat Linux 6.0 w/ CD for about $20.
Free - not free; let's see;
first of all support; most Linux (even some free download)comes with massive documentation & "how-to's" also there is free support all over the web, tons of help pages, forums, updates, and programs - many are free; and some people even have the idea that they should get a little return for their hard work! - the nerve of some people.
extended professional support will cost you.
Now lets look at comparative use:
Windows NT Server: purchase price ~~~$3**.00? 500 user license (so as not to break the law) $18,000
Linux Server: Purchase price ~~$79 - $1**.00? 500 user license - license?? -ha! $000 !!!
Hey Winimage will extract that ISO file.
Try ftp://Walnutcreek.com/pub they have allmost all the recent Linux distributions availiable for download. They are Legal. But you wont get the support you would if you bought a commercial copy.
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