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Postby KrYpTiC_uplink » Thu Jul 25, 2002 4:49 am

This probably isn't the place to post it, but Since you are talking about Linux, I have a question.

What is the difference between buying, say Red Hat, and downloading the .iso's?  I ask this because I was thinking about getting a Linux, and I was referred to Red Hat as a good one for newbs to the Linux platofrm.  I just ask because I wouldn't want to miss any thing by just downloading the .iso's instead of buying the CDs, which cost $70.  I do have the money to buy it, it's just that I want to be sure that I don't spend that much money on something that I can download for free.  

If anyone can help me with this, thanks in advance!
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Postby Jabberwocky » Thu Jul 25, 2002 5:09 am

The bought version comes with some things:

StarOffice (which is a licensed product)
Documentation
Support contract.

There's another app it comes with that I'm missing, but when the day's said and done, not much.
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Postby Deepsmeg » Thu Jul 25, 2002 10:57 am

I used to have loadsa problems with linux on my machine, and i's tried countless back-of-library-book cds to try and find a working distro. I finally got SuSE 7.3 to work, and my hard drive died. :(
Then I lost a large proportion of my cds
:(:(:(
Jabberwocky, where do you consider to be overseas? because I've heard slackware is a good one, and bsd is good...
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Postby Clinical » Thu Jul 25, 2002 11:05 am

read this before you go mental over how "l33t" Linux is:
http://www.somethingawful.com/truthmedia.php?id=314
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Postby AK47 » Thu Jul 25, 2002 11:23 am

Yeah umm , 512k + users :
www.linuxiso.org :D

Yeah you can hack a linux machine from windows , so why are you all gettin linux? dun you know what telnet is?

www.hackerslab.org :P
Explanation :
You have to search the system to find a backdoor , use the find permission command e.g find 777 , when you find the backdoor you have to execute it , to do that issue the ./filename command , now type 'whoami' and you should be presented with 'level1' :) now type 'passwd' and hopefully you get the level1 password.

login to level1 , type cd public_html , then 'vi index.html' leave a tag e.g <html><h2><font color=red><marquee> AK47 was here :D </marquee></h2></html> .
Hit the escape button , type : W(colon)  (this saves/writes the file.

then type :Q this quits and your back to the shell prompt.

Goodluck with level1 - 10 , doubt you will get much further (hehe).

Check out www.pulltheplug.com www.hackerslab.org and www.google.com :)

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Postby Deepsmeg » Thu Jul 25, 2002 2:12 pm

If you say such things, I won't even gratify you with a reply.
oh i just did. bugger.
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Postby Jabberwocky » Thu Jul 25, 2002 2:20 pm

Deep- Overseas would be outside of the United States. Shipping shouldn't be too bad, say five US dollars or a few pounds sterling. Its just a CD.

And yes, freeBSD is very, very nice. Slackware is too. Its a hard tossup between Slackware and freeBSD sometimes...

And as for the "wargame" described on the last page... I remember when I gave #uplink a full account on my shell server... I think they even had permission to su... with no securities or anything, and the only thing someone did was enable s / key. Which had me worried for a little.

I could host a wargame off of a freeBSD box when I get another one up... but the chances are minimal you could even get past the firewall. :) The forward chains for the shell server are based on a trust level...

Oh, and as for SomethingAwful, thanks, I hadn't read that before. Those guys are comic geniuses.

(Edited by Jabberwocky at 2:22 pm on July 25, 2002)
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Postby Deepsmeg » Thu Jul 25, 2002 2:22 pm

Dammit. Why do I have to live in the UK... :P
And, the GIT welcomes Jabberwocky...
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Postby Jabberwocky » Thu Jul 25, 2002 2:24 pm

I can still send you a copy if you can just cover my expenses. Lack of funds and all that.

:)
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Postby Deepsmeg » Thu Jul 25, 2002 2:31 pm

And, how would I go about getting the funds to you? posting it is just silly, and I'm ranting. Hold me back! AArghhh
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Postby Jabberwocky » Thu Jul 25, 2002 2:33 pm

Hmm. You could do a money order.

Or you could just e-mail me your address in the UK and I could see how much it would be to get a wafer of plastic to you.
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Postby Deepsmeg » Thu Jul 25, 2002 2:39 pm

Sent it.
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