Re: new to redhat

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Hi Johan,

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 09:48:55PM +0200, Johan Scheepers wrote:
> On 16/11/2010 21:01, Bob McClure Jr wrote:
> >Hi Johan,
> >
> >On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 08:28:37PM +0200, Johan Scheepers wrote:
> >>Good day,
> >>
> >>I have ordered some RH 9 cd's.
> >Umm, why?  RH 9 is extremely antique and no longer supported.  That
> >means you can't get any security (or any other) updates for it and
> >will be vulnerable to crackers.  Furthermore, if you machine is very
> >recent, it may not support the hardware very well.
> >
> >>Done some home work on google.
> >>Some knowledge of debian squeeze and opensuse 11.3.
> >I've no experience with either of those.
> >
> >>Being a pensionar I do have the time to fiddle around with different
> >>distros.
> >>May need some assistance along the redhat way.
> >If you want to mess around with Red-Hat-ish distros, you want either
> >Fedora (version 14 is just out)<>  or CentOS
> >(v5.5 is current, and v6 will be out soon)<>.
> >Fedora is the cutting edge trial area for what will become a real Red
> >Hat release.  CentOS is the free variant of the current Red Hat, and
> >is nearly exactly like RH except for the branding and (of course)
> >support.
> >
> >If you are new to Linux, especially if coming from Windoze, you might
> >want to consider Ubuntu<>  which is a derivative
> >of Debian, but is geared more for the Windoze escapee.  It has more
> >recent stuff than CentOS, but more stable, and for the most part, Just
> >Works.
> >
> >All three distros mentioned can be set up to auto-update, so that you
> >always have the latest and most secure stuff.
> >
> >>Regards
> >>Johan
> >
> >Cheers,
> Good day,
> What can I say. Due to ignorance.

We all get time for learning.

> Starting to download Fedora 14 iso for cd.
> Should I join a Fedora list or is this correct?

The Fedora list would be better.

> Thanks to all that responded.
> Regards
> Johan

Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
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