[ILUG] Free Linux? Newbe Q
andonilist at eurokom.ie
Thu Oct 14 14:52:07 IST 2004
Thanks for that but I have already chosen the distribution I am going to use
after a big distro-war I started about 2 months back ;-)
Now I am just trying to scab a free copy of RedHat.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean O'Donnell" <sodonnell at 3q-solutions.com>
To: "Andoni" <andonilist at eurokom.ie>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 2:36 PM
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Free Linux? Newbe Q
> Hi Andoni, For a non desktop machine , I would recommend debian ,
> it will make installing and managing server apps a lot easier.
> you will need mpkg-j2sdk to install the sun jdk , but after that you
> can just apt-get everything on your list below.
> good luck
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Sent: 13 October 2004 16:43
> To: ilug at linux.ie
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Free Linux? Newbe Q
> Actually what I am looking for is something with no applications at all.
> I have plenty experience in using Linux just not in installing, compiling,
> administering, etc.
> What I want to do is install Tomcat, JBoss, Apache, PHP. Stick it in
> my Firewall and bob's your uncle. I don't care about applications on it at
> Now that you know better should I go for RedHat or Fedora?
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "David O'Callaghan" <david.ocallaghan at cs.tcd.ie>
> > To: "Andoni" <andoni at ireland.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:22 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ILUG] Free Linux? Newbe Q
> > > Hi Andoni,
> > >
> > > On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 15:11, Andoni wrote:
> > > > I am going to go with RedHat if I can get a free copy so will look
> > the
> > > > URLs suggested to find where people have already compiled them.
> > >
> > > As others have mentioned, if you're interested in trying out Linux
> > > RedHat Enterprise (or one of the recompiled clones) may not be the
> > > thing to start with. As the name might suggest, this is intended for
> > > business servers and so is quite conservative in the software it
> > > includes. If you're looking for a RedHat distribution with the latest
> > > desktop applications then Fedora (http://fedora.redhat.com/) will suit
> > > better.
> > >
> > > David
> > >
> Irish Linux Users' Group
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