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Enterprise / Non Free linux distros.

Postby farhantoqeer » Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:08 pm

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Postby LinuxFreaK » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:02 pm

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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:18 pm

Enterprise distro versions are not free...and you have to purchase them.

As a general information, Well, this is a discussion forum.
We donot advocate piracy.

We donot allow warez/pirated linux distros information/links or release group infos to be posted.
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Postby Tauseef » Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:34 am

We donot advocate piracy.


Faraz, I appreciate the above statement. I also agree 100% on that. Though I have RHE, I really think it'd not be correct if we start the illegal game of software piracy. But the problem is that best distros do not come free. the every day growing list of non-free Linux Distros include RHE 3, SUSE 9, XANDROS 2, Lindows 4, Java Desktop and the list of such distros is growing every day.

but there are many other free Linux distros that most people can freely download and share. Some of these distros are quite good.

Like I mentioned in some of my emails, we use Mandrake on Workstations and it is one of the most complete OS among the free distros and since it is a free-downloadable version I can happily lend it to anyone who asks for it. Fedora is another example of a business-oriented distro that come to mind. So folks there is no need to be depressed. You still have more than a dozen free distros that are free and quite productive at the same time.

Though free versions are vanishing from the market one after the other. There are still many free Linux distros that we can chose from for most of the tasks that come to mind. And like you said users can download 3rd party Opensource applications to suit their needs.

But piracy is something, I never recommend.
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