Where can I buy a Linux

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I want a Linux so I can run my site from home using Apache. But I cant find a site that sells them. Can anyone show me a site. Also whats the cheapest Id get one for :?:
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Linux is free, you can buy distros for very little money (~$10) that add all knids of goodies (like super easy installation)

Check out:

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/
http://fedora.redhat.com/
http://www.redhat.com/
http://www.suse.com/us/
http://www.knoppix.org/

have fun!:-)
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http://Linuxiso.org has a lot of differnet linux disrtos, and with links to the distro's home page where you could buy it, or just download it.

If you can, it is nice to buy it, then you are supporting the developers that make the distro you like. Also most distros that you buy will usually have e-mail/phone tech support.
Also if you don't have a CD burner, buying a distro, you get the CDs.
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Which type is the best to use for Web Hosting?
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Blinkster182 wrote:
Which type is the best to use for Web Hosting?

Your enthusiasm is great, but maybe you should do some research about Linux, the different distros, and how to use it etc, before you go into hosting your own server? Everyone has an opinion about the "best" distro, but they're (of the major ones) almost all fine for web hosting, so long as you know what you're doing. Just my 2c.

PS, I started out with Mandrake, moved to Fedora real early, and am now (VERY slowly) playing with Gentoo.
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If u want the best linux server you could make.... (hey u said witch was the best) Get redhat linux Enterprise... Im not saying there linux is the best (but it is known as most stable for servers) But after you pay the x amount of dollars for it they give u outstanding tech support, AND they have a special update program called up 2 date that will basicaly update all of ur packages for you!

It also has one of the easyest set ups of most linux distros....

Drawback... They want a buncha money. Now on the other hand Fedora core is Based off of redhat linux and sponsored by them after there FREE home version droped... And You can host a website off of it..

Turbo linux is very popular now a day. But you can find all of these distros at http://www.linuxiso.org for free! (unsuported tho)


Now If you want a Truly rock solid server and dont mind The hours of set up, You should realy do it on FREEBSD Also avalible at linuxiso.org... Its not hard to set up if you know what ur doing, But seeing in how im assumeing you dont It could take u a while!

Good luck!
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Im going with TomCollins if you whant a sever distro go with RedHat.

im not just saying that because i use RedHat 9 im saying that because it the truth i use many many other distros be for and for hosting go with RedHat. :)
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red hat probably isn't the best idea since the red hat company wants to only support the corparate versions of their operating systems, so you won't get updates in the near future wiht the red hat network for free.

I hear lots of people saying slackware is good for hosting, but what ever distro you pick it should be able to be a nice simple web server for you to play around with.
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you know i never really look into RedHats company idea before and the way it sounds they are droping their download vers That sux. :(
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They haven't strictly just "dropped" the free version.

Fedora was an existing project before RedHat got involved, but since it was based on RH9 anyway, RedHat decided to support Fedora and not make any free releases of it's own after RH9. ie, FC1 = "RH10" (ish).

Now, redhat gives free support to the fedora project, allows affiliation on it's servers (eg you can use up2date), BUT the reward it gets from this is that any advancements in Fedora are slowly fitted into the Enterprise edition.

I would say there's no point in using Enterprise over Fedora for a small project, the cost is just too prohibitive. Also, if you're prepared to take the time to learn, almost all information redhat can you is available on the net, and if not it's free from support forums.

Also: REDHAT ISN'T THE ONLY DISTRO! Check out other RPM distros like Mandrake, and also (IMO) superior package systems like Portage in Gentoo.
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dyefade wrote:
Now, redhat gives free support to the fedora project, allows affiliation on it's servers (eg you can use up2date), BUT the reward it gets from this is that any advancements in Fedora are slowly fitted into the Enterprise edition.


Fedora is like the "beta" version of the next red hat comming out. They will pack everything in to fedora an take the stuff that works well in the next version of the enterprise, and won't put the programs/drivers/etc. that are buggy/won't work in the next version.
That is not a bad thing, you just get to use the stuff that will be in the enterprise version later, on, but it won't be as stable as the enterprise version. (for a home user and small projects I doubt you would notice anything)
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dyefade wrote:
... and also (IMO) superior package systems like Portage in Gentoo.

<Cough>anideastolenfromFreeBSD<cough>
:)
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Daemonguy wrote:
dyefade wrote:
... and also (IMO) superior package systems like Portage in Gentoo.

<Cough>anideastolenfromFreeBSD<cough>
:)


yeah i know.

but who cares? Now I get some of the advantages of a BSD, will ALL the advantages of linux. 8)
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Tom the Great wrote:
That is not a bad thing, you just get to use the stuff that will be in the enterprise version later, on, but it won't be as stable as the enterprise version. (for a home user and small projects I doubt you would notice anything)


That was really my point. Go fedora!
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Another Site full of Distros.

http://www.distrowatch.com

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