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    Red Hat Linux 7

    Whilst looking through my old books I came across a book called "Linux for Dummies" and with the book had 3 CD's of Red Hat Linux 7.

    Whilst looking through the book and the pictures I was getting sentimental at the thought of having this installed years ago. I believe it came with KDE 2 and Gnome 1. Apart of me wants to install it my current computer just to have a play with it.

    I also bought the same book with Red Hat Linux 8 not long after but I leant that to a mate to try and convert him to Linux but he never bothered to install it and give me the book back.

    Oh what memories.

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    Re: Red Hat Linux 7

    Red Hat 5.0 was where it was at. FVWM-95 ftw!

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    Re: Red Hat Linux 7

    lol, never liked that red hat icon on the starter menu.
    but I do remember always loving the idea of the rpm packages back then. I mean, first distro I ever tried was Slackware. And that was way too hardcore to get working properly in comparison to Red Hat.

    I think I settled for Mandrake back then though.
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    Re: Red Hat Linux 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Linux_junkie View Post
    Whilst looking through my old books I came across a book called "Linux for Dummies" and with the book had 3 CD's of Red Hat Linux 7.

    Whilst looking through the book and the pictures I was getting sentimental at the thought of having this installed years ago. I believe it came with KDE 2 and Gnome 1. Apart of me wants to install it my current computer just to have a play with it.

    I also bought the same book with Red Hat Linux 8 not long after but I leant that to a mate to try and convert him to Linux but he never bothered to install it and give me the book back.

    Oh what memories.
    Go for it! Redhat 7 was the great classic Linux for Hackers, Cra8ker3 and us serious IT pros. Ah, happy days. Enjoy .... and do report back on your conclusions.

    rjbl

    PS I wonder how it installs on today's kit - am only guessing but graphics drivers could be a problem - still you can only suck it and see.

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    Re: Red Hat Linux 7

    Hehe I had Redhat 7 as well, I loved the distro I also recently found the disks while cleaning out my garage, as well as some Mandrake 8 CD's and a manual.

    You should install it, I tried installing RH7 in a VM it failed miserable (not shocking). I don't have an extra machine to install it on otherwise I would have. I would agree that the graphics drivers would probably be an issue though.

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    Re: Red Hat Linux 7

    This thread brings back elder Linux memories as I too have this 3inch thick book for dummies from way back when
    ... great topic author!

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    Re: Red Hat Linux 7

    I have Red Hat 9 that I ordered right from Red Hat. Came in a nice box with the CDs and a decent manual. It also had all the source code on separate disks.

    I remember running it on my Pentium 3 PC and loving it (anything was better than Windows ME which was originally on it).
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    Re: Red Hat Linux 7

    Quote Originally Posted by rjbl View Post
    PS I wonder how it installs on today's kit
    I guarantee it won't install on a modern computer. Perhaps virtualbox though.
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    still you can only suck it and see.
    It might not taste too good.

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    Re: Red Hat Linux 7

    I have a copy of RedHat 5.2, it is for Intel cpus only, I tried it in VB, but it wouldn't install. . At the time, I didn't have any Intel powered systems, but have since been given a couple of P4 systems, so I may give it a go again.

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    Re: Red Hat Linux 7

    I have Redhat 5.3 (ES) running in a VM fine.

    I also have Redhat 7 running in a VM using Virtual Box, but you have to make sure you after creating the .vdi you remove it from the default sata controller then reattach it to a IDE controller for obvious reasons.
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