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RED HAT SOFTWARE Red Hat Linux 9.0 Pro

by Red Hat
Platform : Linux
3.4 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • Bluecurve interface brings familiar look-and-feel to users of both Gnome and KDE desktop environments
  • Improved menu organization, for convenient access to frequently used tools
  • OpenOffice.org office Software suite
  • Mozilla open source Web Browser
  • Ximian Evolution Email client, contact manager & calendar
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Product Description

Product Description


From the Manufacturer

Red Hat Linux 9 Professional combines the latest Linux technology from the Open Source community in one easy to use operating system.

No other operating system offers so much control in an easy to use package. Combining the latest Red Hat Linux technology, stunning Bluecurve interface, extra applications, additional documentation, and extended support, Red Hat Linux 9 Professional is the ultimate OS package for home computing and technology enthusiasts.

Bluecurve look and feel:

  • Streamlined graphical appearance with fewer steps to frequently used applications and tools
  • Unified graphical representation simplifies installation and daily use
  • Integrated applications for E-mail, browsing, and office productivity
Installation: Choose a personal desktop, workstation, server or custom installation program. Or, upgrade an existing system. Setting up a personal firewall is part of the installation process in Red Hat Linux 9. Choose from pre-set configurations, or customize your firewall for the exact level of security you need.

Applications and tools: Red Hat Linux 9 features Ximian Evolution, a robust open source application including an E-mail client, contact manager and calendar. Use OpenOffice.org to create documents, spreadheets, and presentations. Simple to use graphical tool allows packages to be added or removed with ease. Easy graphical management system users and groups.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00008Y1CC
  • Item model number: rhf0121us
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 24, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,081 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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For years now, people have been asking me about Linux - how hard is it to learn? When will it be easy enough for a "non-techie" to use? My answer, as of Red Hat 8+ is pretty much - now.
If you use your PC to play on the web, "do" email, and use "Office"-type applications, it's probably easier these days doing so on Linux than on Windows XP. Go read the reviews of XP on this web site! The way they throw around acronyms: NTFS, ASPI, Microsoft "Product Activation" ("Dear Microsoft, is it okay for me to use my computer now?")... Red Hat 9.0 installs with a fairly simple and intuitive wizard. You can (the easiest way) decide to run only Linux on your machine, or, if you have a bit more technical acumen, you can run both Linux and Windows on the same machine (switching between the two by rebooting).
Some people are put off by the command-line interface in Linux (looks like DOS), but honestly, how often do you use DOS on your Windows system? Just like windows, everything can be done by clicking on an icon. Red Hat 9.0 ships with a graphical inteface called "Bluecurve" that looks and works VERY similarly to MS Windows - "Start" button, taskbar, icons on desktop - and puts everything near your fingertips.
Red Hat also comes with Mozilla (a web browser very similar to Netscape), Evolution (an Outlook-like email client and personal scheduling program), OpenOffice.org (a MS Office XP replacement that reads and WRITES your MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint documents), and about 1400 other games and applications.
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I have Red Hat 9 Professional, and of all the Linux distributions I have tried it is my favorite.
It's all good news as far as setting up and using this distro. It detected ALL my hardware, (ls120 SuperDisk drive, Intel proV 100 onboard lan, onboard ct5880 sound, RAID/ATA/IDE bus channels, CD-RW, all 4 harddrives, etc...) It automatically configured my internet connection, sound, etc...
One caveat- if you have a broadband internet connection, (like me), you will have no problems.
If you have a slow internet connection, then getting the system up2date after installation would be a VERY long process.
If you have a slow internet connection, be sure to pare down the number of packages you want to use up2date to update.
If you have a slow internet connection, and install everything anyway :-), when you go to use the "up2date -u" command, (to update everything on your system automatically), you will be embarking on a very long journey because there's a lot of stuff on the 4 install CD's!
I heartily recommend this distro. It comes with good documentation, which is a dire neccessity with any Linux distro.
And it comes with 60 days High-Bandwidth acces for updates and downloads, so you can have a completely updated system as fast as your internet connection allows. Your 60 day high-bandwidth access also allows you fast downloads of any updated iso's in your channel, (your system architecture type, i.e. i386), see the "easy iso" section online, so you can download and burn an updated install cd, (or entire set), for instance.
I did that, and my download speed was a constant 200-210KB/second, which is as fast as my connection allows.
I recommend Red Hat 9 over Mandrake 9, Slackware, SuSe 8, and especially over Lycoris.
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Red Hat was a pioneer. It ruled the Linux world at one point. Not anymore. The company has announced their decision to exit the retail linux market and the end-user linux distribution. They will focus on the server market and the business/corporate clients.
If you want a good Linux for home or office use and you are experienced, get SuSE 9.0 pro instead. If you are a begginer and want to move from the expensive/buggy/intrusive Windows platform to Linux, try LindowsOS 4.0.
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Sure, if you want Windows then why are you looking at this? If you want to try something new and works great then this will replace Windows just fine. It comes with hundreds of dollars in software. You would spend that amount easily on the Windows side of things.
Oh and as far as modems go... I've used it for years with modems, ISDN and now cable modems. Just don't buy junk and you'll be fine.
Finally, RedHat isn't pulling it from the market. Thats the fun half truths we regularly get from Redmond. The product is alive and well. We simply have to read about what they are doing at [...] Fedora is the next release of RedHat Linux. Remember that these release versions are stable though they have been pushing people to use the WS or ES versions of RedHat. You want a version like this then it will work just fine. The WS and ES versions however are built from this. (note to self.. learn how to better explain years of business model in only a few lines)
Personally I play games on Windows and work on Linux/Unix.
FYI.. never had a pony tail but I do like my new beard ::grinz::
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