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161. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX AS 3 IPF
$9.99
162. FreeBSD Power Pak 4.2
163. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX WS 3 IPF
164. RED HAT. ENTERPRISE LINUX. WS
165. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX AS 3 PPC
$39.99
166. Linux Mandrake OS 7.2 Professional
$9.99 list($39.95)
167. Slackware 8.1
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168. SUSE Linux 9.0 Professional for
169. Red Hat Secure Web Server 2.0
$9.99 list($39.95)
170. Freebsd 4.6
$9.50 list($99.95)
171. Bsd Powerpack 4.6
172. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX AS 3 IPF
173. Linux-Mandrake Deluxe 7.0
$9.99 list($79.99)
174. Suse Linux 8.1 Professional Edition
$9.96
175. MANDRAKE-LINUX ProSuite 9.2 (PC)
176. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX ES 3 X86
$9.98 list($49.99)
177. Slackware Linux 7.1
$9.99
178. BSD Desktop Edition
179. RED HAT. ENTERPRISE LINUX. ES
180. RED HAT ENTERPSE LINUX WS 3X86

161. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX AS 3 IPF ( RHF0200US )

Asin: B0001GU8BO
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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162. FreeBSD Power Pak 4.2

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Asin: B000056WAS
Catlog: Software
Publisher: WINDRIVER
Sales Rank: 7823
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This package includes four CD-ROMS of FreeBSD, six CD-ROMS of FreeBSD Toolkit programs, and the Complete FreeBSD, Third Edition reference manual.

You get a complete working system, including the original, industrial-strength Berkeley TCP/IP network stack, and a rich range of additional networking software, such as PPP, Network Address Translation, firewall capability, multiprotocol routing, and more. There is also a wide selection of Web servers, browsers, e-mail and Internet News software, and network servers for Unix, Microsoft, and Macintosh network environments. The full source code for the entire system is provided, including the kernel and all applications. And there are over 2,000 third-party software packages, including editors, text formatters, system utilities, games, program development tools, window managers, applications, and more.

The package comes with the industry-standard X Window System (X11R6) for the PC, XFree86. You also get a rich set of ready-to-run X applications and environments, including GNOME, KDE, Netscape, Open Look, Tcl/Tk, and hundreds more. There is a complete development environment with Sun's JDK, GNU C, C++, and egcs compilers, and gdb debugger. There are over 4,000 applications in all. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Feels Nice
Bought the powerpack and I was very impressed after installation. it was the only system besides Win2k to recognize my CD-RW correctly an both of my Ethernet adapters. It feels very stable and rocksolid, doesnt have that patched together feel that some *nix Operating Environments have. The installation was the same as in 4.0 but seemed a litte quicker the way it done things. Setting it up was very easy to do and getting it running was a no-brainer. I am impressed with the package management features it has in the /stand/sysinstall program. Another great aspect of not just FreeBSD but other BSD's is the ports collection. it contains all kinds of different software to make your system that much better Overall I gave it 4 stars because there is room for improvement. But keep up the great work! ... Read more


163. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX WS 3 IPF ( RHF0246US )

Asin: B0001GU8PA
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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164. RED HAT. ENTERPRISE LINUX. WS ( RHF0174US )

Asin: B0001ELXD8
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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165. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX AS 3 PPC ( RHF0221US )

Asin: B0001GU79M
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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166. Linux Mandrake OS 7.2 Professional Suite Edition

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Asin: B000051ZZL
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Pearson Software
Sales Rank: 11646
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Best choice for Linux
If you are looking for a proffesioanl Linux edition you must see this product first. ... Read more


167. Slackware 8.1
list price: $39.95
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Asin: B00006JJNN
Catlog: Software
Publisher: FreeBSD Mall
Sales Rank: 6377
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (3)

3-0 out of 5 stars Newer version available
Slackware 8.1 is a well respected i386 oriented distribution of Linux; however, as of May 2003, Slackware 9.0 was released and 9.1 is under development. There may be more current releases by the time you read this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the best.
I started with linux by using RedHat... Redhat is a good distor but i kept killing my system. After many installs i learned why. It was the RPM packages. I then used Slackware. Contrary to its name, to get this working there is NO slacking. It invloves learning, and time. Its both a good hobby distro and a good one to use to learn the perticulars for *NIX operating systems. Best of all there are NO pacages everything is packaged in tar or gzip files. All are source. This allows you to customize everything, if you wish. A great distro, it deserves more praise then it typically gets.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stable, fast, simple, nothing but linux
This is the only linux distrobution I use. Known for its stability and as the distrobution that mostly resembles Unix and is true to the LHS and FHS I wont put anything else on my computer. Many people say that slack is hard to learn or that no programs exists for linux, but dont let their misguided statements discourage you, I have been running nothing but slackware for a little over a year now, and have never once needed a program that wasnt available for linux, and I do alot of things with my computer. Also, slackware has one of the nicest and easiest installers of all linux distros. If you have tried the other distros, but feel that something is missing, or you arnt learning as much as you'd like, try slackware. Slackware will not hide the operating system from you, in fact it will put it smack dab in your face. Trust me, with slackware, you will learn linux, and learn it well. You have to, or slackware wont do much. But again, thats a good thing, dont let that discourage you. If you want to learn about computer systems and Unix, then slack is the way to go. Also unlike other distros who have fancy schmancy packagemanagers that often end up breaking your distro, slackware has one of the best no hassel package systems. Its package format is simple source files. there is no dependancy checking, so nothing gets broken. A slack system is a beautiful thing. ... Read more


168. SUSE Linux 9.0 Professional for AMD64
list price: $119.99
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Asin: B0000UI2WS
Catlog: Software
Publisher: SuSE Inc.
Sales Rank: 6670
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Features

  • Applications for private users, experienced Linux users, and ambitious developers
  • Complete office suite compatible with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents
  • Web browsers and mail programs; 2 desktop environments; scanning with OCR support
  • Professional-caliber image processing; support for virtually any digital camera
  • Multimedia players; CD and DVD writing software; Palm synchronization

169. Red Hat Secure Web Server 2.0

Asin: B00003PMZT
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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170. Freebsd 4.6
list price: $39.95
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Asin: B00006JJNR
Catlog: Software
Publisher: FreeBSD Mall
Sales Rank: 7248
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars BSD Rocks!
BSD rocks if you are into more than the MS scene. BSD, sometimes called the original UNIX has come a long way. BSD is true open source software, every operating system there is has borrowed something from BSD - including the TCP/IP stack in Windows! Even if you want to hang on to the MS blue screen, put BSD on an old PC and play around with it. For the ... price, you can't go wrong, and by the time you are done with it, you will have definitely learned something. Go NIX! ... Read more


171. Bsd Powerpack 4.6
list price: $99.95
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Asin: B00006JJNV
Catlog: Software
Publisher: FreeBSD Mall
Sales Rank: 7834
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Bsd 4.6...The "other" Unix...
Linux seems to be getting all of the press these days and it should. Hour by hour this upstart OS is gaining momentum and more converts from a growing body of people who would like to be free from the Redmond Juggernaut. But many haven't heard--must less tried--the "other" Unix OS: the BSD's.

Arguably one of the easiest of the BSD's to use and probably the most desktop friendly, FreeBSD has all of the stability and security of Linux with the same freedoms that one enjoys with Linux. But the BSD's are not Linux. They are direct decendants of Unix containing all of the power and robustness but at a price you can afford.

The FreeBSD Powerpack gives one all of the ingredients to get a full-blown Unix box up and running on their home computer. It comes with CDs as well as a manual delving into the most pertinent issues a newcomer would have to deal with.

Be forewarned, however. FreeBSD does not have as much hardware support as Linux does. Since Linux has been getting most of the attention, more drivers are made for Linux than are made for FreeBSD. However, with that said, more and more drivers are becoming available for FreeBSD all the time so this fact should not discourage one that much.

Another benefit of FreeBSD is its Linux emulation layer whereby it can run Linux programs at native speeds that are sometimes even faster than on Linux itself. So application support is not an issue. And most Linux apps are easily ported to FreeBSD.

One last difference: where Linux is the name of the kernel only with GNU programs over top of it, FreeBSD is one monolithic program--from the kernel to the outer applications. And FreeBSD enjoys a more mature code base than that of Linux.

Highly recommended for those wanting to get their feet wet with Unix at an affordable price.

Buy it and be free. FreeBSD that is! ... Read more


172. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX AS 3 IPF ( RHF0195US )

Asin: B0001GU7AQ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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173. Linux-Mandrake Deluxe 7.0

Asin: B00004GP3H
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Pearson Software
Sales Rank: 9425
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Whether you want to explore this popular operating system or you want Linux to muscle up the performance of your computer, Linux-Mandrake Deluxe 7.0 gives you all the great Linux features you're looking for along with the integrated office solution of StarOffice. StarOffice includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and graphics, database, and more, all within the fast and reliable Linux environment. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellant
This is without a doubt the best version of Linux to use. It's as close to Windows as you can get. If you want a stable Windows alternative then get this version. It's for the beginner and the advanced person.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Distribution
I like this distribution now that it is up and running on one of my two computers. However, what it took to get it up and running is a lesson in cutting your teeth on Linux.

When I first tried to install it on a three year old computer with integrated video on the motherboard, it wouldn't recognize the mouse. Not at all. I found a patch to run from the boot floppy and it still wouldn't recognize the mouse. What was infuriating, about an operating system that is supposed to have fall backs, was that (apparently) only a graphical installation was available and you HAVE to have a mouse to select your partition and boot point. So I was dead in the water.

I tried installing other distros on this troublesome motherboard and some worked and some didn't. All did, however, recognize the mouse. Caldera installed the most smoothly, but kept crashing (is this really Linux?). So I got a new computer at a do it yourself place. Guess what? Neither Mandrake nor Caldera would install on the new, especially selected for Linux machine! I left the machine overnight and lo and behold, the tech guy had Windows and Linux both running on it! The version he used was Mandrake.

So I can't claim to have ever successfully installed Mandrake (I tried again last week on a computer at the office, but the integrated motherboard video - 810 chipset - stymied the installation.) However, from what I have seen on the new computer, Mandrake is great! It has a wide variety of windows managers to play with (not just KDE and Gnome) and the system administration tools are good). I like it - I just haven't been able to install it (on admittedly "not ready for Linux" hardware).

What I am trying to say is that some distros work better than others with weird hardware. Caldera and Suse have worked well for me. Some distros are so manual you can at least get them running and tweak them later (Slacware and Debian). BUT I think all distro's should have a manual installation fall back. Caldera has this.

So I give Mandrake 5 stars for being great when installed, but caution that it is not for Costco mass market boxes. Make sure you have a supported video card and real modem, and a printer that isn't a winmodem (all of which apply to the other distros as well). ... Read more


174. Suse Linux 8.1 Professional Edition
list price: $79.99
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Asin: B00006JT8L
Catlog: Software
Publisher: SuSE Inc.
Sales Rank: 3811
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

SuSE Linux 8.1 Professional contains all the substantial improvements and new features of the Personal edition, plus additional components for advanced users. These tools include an intelligent software installer; comprehensive hardware detection, including USB 2.0 and FireWire; integrated databases for intranet and business; a multitude of developer tools and programming language; and more.

Take advantage of OpenOffice.org included with version 8.1, which is fully compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. This package offers not only common office tools such as a word processing application, a spreadsheet calculation, and a presentation program, it also provides an HTML editor, a database, a scheduler, a drawing program, an image processing application, and several other practical utilities.

Use your choice of the graphical desktop interfaces KDE 3.0.3 or GNOME 2.0 for the exact look and feel you want. Linux 8.1 Professional also comes complete with an extensive collection of sound, multimedia, and educational applications, plus many educational and entertaining games. Installation is fast and easy, without disturbing your existing Windows operating system. And you get solid security and reliability with SuSE Firewall 2 and Crypto file system. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars SuSE is going downhill
SuSE 8.1 Professional is a good product but at the same time, having been a SuSE advocate, I am a little disappointed by a few things that I consider this to be a "downgrade". here are the lists of pros and cons over the SuSE 7.2 and 6.4 distributions I have.

Pros:
- nicer and easier to use install program (almost flawless hardware detection)
- more multimedia apps (like DVD players)
- SSH included
- great KDE and GNOME support
- improved software package conflict resolution

Cons:
- StarOffice (MS Office clone) not included anymore (that's because Sun does not make the latest version 6.0 free,
but SuSE could have included an older version, like 5.2)
- mysterious disappearance of octave (clone of the math software Matlab) and no inclusion of the popular statistics freeware R (S-plus clone) which I suggested them to include over a year ago
- new installation program lost the ability to load/save configurations (thus it is a pain to setup say, two computers with the same config./software selection)
- still does not include MP3 encoder(s) (due to some software export law because is SuSE is based in Germany)
- APM (power management) is de-supported -- the SuSE kernel (and source code) simply does not have it anymore (you need to grab a new source)! So you can't put your laptop to sleep, let alone find out about the remaining power.

Given that I don't regret getting SuSE 8.1, I always thought that the greatest strength of SuSE Linux is that it is so comprehensive (including say 95% of all Linux freeware) that I don't have to be bothered with finding RPMs and source code to compile around the Internet. But SuSE 8.1, despite the eye candy and the ease of installation, forces me to go back to the good-old-day practice of RPM/source digging/compiling. I would hesitate to buy the next distribution of SuSE -- I was using RedHat in 1998 and moved to SuSE because I found SuSE far superior. But I now have doubts about SuSE 8.1 (and its future releases) so I should evaluate other distributions again -- perhaps I should try Debian first.

5-0 out of 5 stars Corrections to a December 26 review
First, there are a couple of corrections I'd like to post regarding a review of Dec 26. The review has 2 major errors that I could not leave alone:

- Power Management has changed. APM is the former package that supported power management (i.e. laptops). It is still included in SuSE for older hardware support. ACPI is the new kid on the block, and is installed on newer hardware. It does have a bug that, fortunately, can be resolved easily...

- Star Office is no longer in SuSE. That is correct. The review fails to mention that Star Office is a Sun Microsystems' commercial product. It is based on an open source project named Open Office. The source code and functionalities are almost identical. Open Office 'IS' included in SuSE. So, in essence, all that changed from SuSE version 8.0 to 8.1 with that office application, is the name on the icon.

Now, for my own review: SuSE Linux 8.1 offered me what I wanted, as did prior versions. Since I've upgraded to 8.1, I replaced Quicken for Windows with GnuCash. I had, during my 8.0 upgrade, replaced Photoshop 5.0 with Gimp. As for administering the application, don't take the YaST application lightly - it rocks!!! I rarely update or customize my Linux without it. RedHat, on the other hand, offered (I stopped using it at around version 7.0) sereral little applications to customize the installed base. The problem was to remember which did what!

There are a couple of books bundled with SuSE 8.1. There were 3 in 8.0. In my opinion, they need to reduce it to one. There is some redundant content across the 2. They do work fine though. If you are neither willing to read some software literature and comfortable installing an operating system, then Linux is not for you just yet - if ever. There are a few decisions along the installation process that you must make. Windows, on the other hand, doesn't have as many because the options don't exist. i.e. type of system you want (server, half-server, client, password mgmt, disk layout, users, ...) Don't be scared, it only takes about 30 minutes on a computer that you wish to save nothing, or up to an hour or 2 if you wish to not remove your current Windows installation - mostly unattended installation procedures.

I recommend SuSE to anyone that has installed Windows a couple (few) times in the past, or feels comfortable differenciating beteen an Operating System and an Application. Linux is a bit more complex for the new user, and a whole lot more useable for the experienced. I'd never switch back.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best OS in the world
This is one of the best OS i never worked with.
One thing that amazed me is the fact that it did recogize all my hardwares. I didn't even need to search for the drivers for my sound card and cable modem.
If you're looking for a fast secure OS. You are in the right place.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth The Trouble!
Slightly tougher to install than Windows. Definately more stable! Lots of cool stuff on the disks. Plenty of programs available. Short learning curve. Definately for anyone that wants a break away from Microsoft........

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Linux Distro
I've been using Linux since the early days of "go get a stack of floppies and download and copy and wait, wait, wait..." I started using RedHat at like version 5.2, and I've tried every distro I can get my hands on. SuSE has been the best distro I've come across. The hardware support is excellent their xservers for different graphics cards are top notch and they have a central configuration tool called Yast (and Yast2) they really pushes them over the top. KDE does seem much nice in SuSE 8.1 than RedHat 8.0. I recomend this distro before all others. ... Read more


175. MANDRAKE-LINUX ProSuite 9.2 (PC)

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Asin: B00011CRRM
Catlog: Software
Sales Rank: 5518
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Features

  • Deploy Samba to provide file and print services for Windows PCs with support for Windows
  • Update your system easily with MandrakeUpdate, the easiest software management system ever
  • Deploy and manage high-performance Apache Advanced Extranet Servers - or create your own secure server for Internet or intranet use
  • Set up and deploy your systems in a hurry, and reduce administration costs with easy system maintenance
  • Administer system services with powerful tools such as Secure Shell and Webmin

176. RED HAT ENTPRSE LINUX ES 3 X86 ( RHF0235US )

Asin: B0001GU8NW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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177. Slackware Linux 7.1
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00004VX5C
Catlog: Software
Publisher: BSDi
Sales Rank: 5549
Average Customer Review: 4.69 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

This retail box contains Slackware Linux 7.1, plus the reference book, Slackware Linux Essentials. The official release of Slackware Linux by Patrick Volkerding is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Slackware Linux provides new and experienced users alike with a full-featured system, equipped to serve in any capacity, from desktop workstation to machine-room server. Web, ftp, and e-mail servers are ready to go out of the box, as are a wide selection of popular desktop environments.

A full range of development tools, editors, and current libraries are also included for users who wish to develop or compile additional software. The Slackware philosophy demands ease of use, ease of administration, and open development; all are reflected in this carefully built and tested official four-disc set.

This set includes a bootable installation disc, a bootable live disc (the Ultimate Linux rescue and demo disc!), ZipSlack/BigSlack (small or large installation onto a Windows partition), and the complete source code and handy Linux archives.

Also included with this set is the Slackware Linux Essentials book, an indispensable resource you will want to have by your side at all times. It contains the most complete and up-to-date information available on the Slackware Linux operating system. The must-have reference guide you have been waiting for, it delivers everything you need to get started with Slackware Linux, including straightforward explanations of important programs and step-by-step instructions to guide you through the Slackware installation process. With the help of this book, you'll learn to use the advanced X Window System graphical interface, to enjoy Linux's excellent native networking and Internet access software, and to use many of the Unix commands available on a Slackware Linux system. Essentials also acquaints you with basic system-administration skills, such as managing software packages, handling user accounts, and using the powerful VI text editor. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars zipslack is good if you are frightened of repartitioning
I disagree that zipslack/bigslack aren't too good for umsdos distributions of Linux. just edit the bat just like they say on the slackware site. piece of cake. just know your hardware before you do it, but even if you screw up it is easily fixed. i got the bare bones zipslack running on systems with lots invested in Windows and never have any probs. just download zipslack to try it out, but make sure you buy the cd if you want a full install, because the dowload is huge on bigslack etc. i got zipslack and then downloaded X11. configuring that can be a chore, but all the help is in the linux documentation project online. also got Red Hat Package manager (RPM) (separate download of course, but free too) so i could loot the redhat disks my friends had. Linux does take a little effort, but can be quite fun, and once you get it running it is the best. In summary, zipslack is a great way to try it out, and 'cause it is slackware it feels the most like a true unix system. just use that old vax knowledge you got in the computer labs in college and you're set.

5-0 out of 5 stars Make the most of your computer
Over the years, Slackware has gained a reputation for itself as being the "hard way" to do Linux. People think that because it has a text-based installer -- as opposed to a fancy-pants graphical one -- that it must be 'older' or 'harder' or 'primitive.' Well shame on anyone that thinks like this, because they don't realize that this is Linux in its purest, and un-Redmondized form. Slackware is for everyone that wants to take control of their computer, not the other way around.

I've always been a no-frills kind of guy, when it comes to computers. When I used Windows, I always hated a cluttered desktop, I hated when Windows would load all sorts of useless programs in the background without letting me know... It always made me wish that there was a way to use my computer efficiently, without running "msconfig" to get rid of everything I didn't like about Windows, and Slackware was the answer.

When installing Slackware, it gives you a straightforward, easy-to-use way of adding and removing any packages you don't want or need on your computer. It only installs what you want, and what you absolutely need... And it leaves the rest up to you. Configuring the X Windows system is also as easy as ever. Run one simple program, make some choices regarding your video card and monitor, and you're ready to go. Anyone that thinks this minimalistic effort is "too much" needs to step back and realize how much Windows spoon feeds them; it's time to grow up.

It's also worth noting that the book that comes with this particluar package (Slackware Essentials) is pretty helpful as well. It's not the kind of book you just sit down and read, but it serves as an excellent reference when you hit a mind block.

Slackware is everything you need your computer to be: Fast, efficient, simple, reliable... It's all here. If you're getting tired of being unable to take full control of your computer, this is definitely what you're looking for. ...

5-0 out of 5 stars You get MORE than you pay for!
I'm a complete Linux newbie. Although I've worked with a number of operating systems--from DOS 2.something to Win2K, VAX/VMS, OS/400 and MPE--I really haven't used any of the UNIX-based OS's. After hearing all of the noise about Linux, I decided it was time to try it. I'll be honest--I chose Slackware because of its price. I know, I could have downloaded it for free, but then I'd have to buy manuals (or do a LOT of on-line research) and since I don't have a CD burner, it seemed easiest to buy a packaged product.

I made the right choice. Installation was a breeze! I read the "Slackware Linux Essentials" book that comes with the CD's from cover to cover, then read Mr. Volkerding's installation guide (included in the CD set) as well before beginning my installation, then used both manuals as a reference while actually performing the install. It took a few hours to load the OS, but then I wasn't devoting my full attention, either. My installation worked right away, and I've picked up the very tip-of-the-iceberg basics fairly quickly, too. Granted, I have not yet attempted to configure the X environment (I'm still looking for the manuals for some of my hardware :) and I'm telnetting to that PC anyway).

If you are not used to UNIX/Linux, some features, such as the requirement to mount and unmount CD's or floppies (and cd out of the /CDROM directory before trying to umount!) may seem a little quirky, but it's really fairly easy to use.

If you are tired of "doing windows", but are scared away from Linux by all of the "gotta be a guru to use it" hype, give Slackware a try. Just read the manual first--and it IS readable, for a technical document. For 20 bucks, you can't go wrong!

5-0 out of 5 stars Not the easiest, but certainly a great Linux distro
I've used Slackware since 1996, and while it's definitely not the easiest distribution of Linux to install, I really like it. The installer isn't pointy-clicky, but it is very straightforward.

Get Slack if you:
* Want a sturdy, powerful server without all the cutesy flab that you get with Red Hat, etc. mostly oriented towards desktop users.
* Are a power user, and want a Linux desktop or development platform that's not bogged down with useless fluff.
* Want a Linux system that can be easily trimmed down for use on low-end machines, like a 486 with 400MB of disk space. It sounds like "ancient" hardware, but with Slack, you can turn it into a nice little router or firewall.

But, don't get Slack if...
* You're not comfortable with the console
* You really like GUI installs that take care of everything for you
* You don't feel comfortable with configuring things manually, without the benefit of tons of auto-config tools.

Basically, if you're comfortable with using your computer and you want to get the most out of it, Slackware is a great way to go. I highly recommend it to power users and those who want to get their hands dirty with a powerful version of Linux.

5-0 out of 5 stars Advanced Linux users/admins ... here's your answer!
So this might be a little harder to use than DeadKat ... but it all depends on perspective.

If you're the type of person that likes everything done for you, can't use a console, and doesn't read logs ... then this is not for you (check out BigSlack instead).

However, if you're a control freak when it comes to your computer, if you know your hardware on a first-name-basis, and if you like to have FULL and UNLIMITED scalability and customization options with the power, stability, and flexibility of Linux (ie: as much or litte as you want), then this is definitely for you!

There's no such thing as Linux software that only runs on one distrobution, so don't let that hold you back (if you don't believe me, then once again, this is not for you).

To summarize, here's who should try something else (or rethink their motives): (1) ordinary beginners, or those who don't have the time/desire to learn, (2) people who don't like linux, or want linux to be windows, (3) those who really only need and want a simple destkop system

here's who would benefit by using Slackware: (1) beginners who have the time and desire to learn everything about their linux system, and aren't afraid of challenges, (2) system admins that run webservers, mail servers, routers, firewalls, or anything else that demands a high level of customization, (3) those who want to make the most of their hardware's capabilities

I hope this review has been helpful! ... Read more


178. BSD Desktop Edition

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Asin: B00004YAJN
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Walnut Creek
Sales Rank: 9233
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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This product is comprised of the latest version of FreeBSD, the Complete FreeBSD Manual, Applixware Office Suite 5.0, and PartitionMagic 5.0.

FreeBSD is a Unix-compatible operating system based on 4.4BSD. BSD was initially developed at the University of California, and has been in continuous development for more than 20 years. FreeBSD comes with the industry-standard X Window System (X11R6) for the PC, XFree86. You also get a rich set of ready-to-run applications and environments, including Gnome, KDE, Netscape, OpenLook, Tcl/Tk, AppleTalk, and hundreds more.

This package includes the entire FreeBSD operating system on five CD-ROMs, including the complete source code that lets you reconfigure the entire OS and support software from source with one command. Also included is an 800-page documentation, installation, and reference guide.

FreeBSD also comes with a complete development of Sun's JDK, GNU C/C++, and gdb debugger, as well as Perl, Python, Scheme Tcl, and GNU Emacs. For printing, you get Groff, TeX, Ghosyscript, and AFM fonts. The basch, csh, zsh, and tcsh shells give you a wide choice of environments. FreeBSD supports ISO 9660, RockRidge, and Joliet format CDs.

Applixware Office Suite 5.0 for FreeBSD is a suite of full-featured productivity tools that take advantage of the multiuser, multitasking, and internetworking capabilities of the FreeBSD operating system. PartitionMagic is a tool that allows you to safely make room for FreeBSD without losing any data on another partition. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not ready for prime time!
I was looking for a viable alternative to MS products and, in the last month, I have installed 5 different xxxBSD and Linux OS's. This version failed to recognize my hardware. As well, the istallation was D&O (dense and opaque). For people want to investigate other OS's, IMHO, the BSD's are not ready for you. In contrast, some of the Linux OS's have worked hard and do provide a usable path to these new OS's. ... Read more


179. RED HAT. ENTERPRISE LINUX. ES ( RHF0173US )

Asin: B0001ELX9C
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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180. RED HAT ENTERPSE LINUX WS 3X86 ( RHF0237US )

Asin: B0001MVL7S
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Red Hat Software
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