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    Where should I download Linux/Unix

    I try to study Linux/Unix. First of all, I would like to download from website. If they have it.

    Thank you very much.

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    depending on how fast your connection is a linux distro can take quite a while to download nowdays. You might want to look in your local newsagent/bookstore for Linux magazines - which often have a distro on the cover.

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    I was looking at this today and actually surprised to see how much some of the later distributions cost! What a ripoff... almost as bad as Windoze! WAIT... I said almost...

    But yeh, find a Linux/PC mag... they normally have some of the older versions on them, esp Mandrake... otherwise a download would take days...
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    Between 30 and 50 pounds is a fair price to pay for a large manual, properly pressed CDs, a box, additionanal proprietary software, a month of quality email support and saved time with downloading. Its much more than you get with a Microsoft OS nowadays anyway

    Remember that one copy can also be installed (minus proprietary software: usually no 'system-critical' apps on most distros) on as many machines as you want.

    Also, developers don't come free: a large majority of the real hacking done on the most popular programs (Apache, Perl, KDE) is actually done by paid developers who work for companies such as Red Hat and Mandrake. A small contribution via a purchase of one boxed copy of a distro is a nice gesture to make, although this shouldn't be your only motive for buying a box copy, as these are profit making organisations after all

    I'm not for one minute saying that you should all start buying your distros, download them if possible, but saying they are a rip-off is a bit harsh.

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    Originally posted by weirdbeardmt
    I was looking at this today and actually surprised to see how much some of the later distributions cost!
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    Originally posted by Jack@dwd.com
    I'm not for one minute saying that you should all start buying your distros, download them if possible, but saying they are a rip-off is a bit harsh.
    Lol, no I don't disagree with you at all, I mean the printing and packaging costs have to be covered etc, I was more referring to the quasi non-open source nature... thas all
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    mirror.ac.uk is good if you are in the uk.
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    This thread got me thinking so I ordered RedHat 7.3 via courier. At $56(AU) is was a bargain I think... oh and it comes with stickers *woot*

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    Try Gentoo at www.gentoo.org. Its a small free linux system.


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