• Subject: Re: CNN / InfoWorld article on Linux vs. NT (with some AS/400 ref eren ces)
  • From: "Dennis Lovelady" <dennis@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 02:17:29 -0500

Hi, Lurton:

>I think we are talking about 2 different issues here.
>1 is the Linux version that is free and 2 is the commercial version (IBM-Red
>Hat).  What is good about 1 may not be true of 2.

No, Linux is free, free, free.  The Red Hat and Slackware and S.u.S.E.
products are DISTRIBUTIONS, rather than versions of Linux, and each provides
some sort of benefits (in terms of config utilities, other products, etc)
that they think will be attractive, and they are charging for distribution
and documentation only.

Hope that clears that up.
Dennis Lovelady                    Simpsonville, SC
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        - Harry S Truman

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