DistributionWatch Review: Red Hat Linux 6.1 - page 2
Red Hat Linux: A Mainstream LinuxYou can download Red Hat Linux 6.1 from the Red Hat Web site, but most users will want to obtain it in one of the three shrink-wrap editions. All three editions include some level of support, a boot disk, two CDs with the operating system and the accompanying source code, a CD with StarOffice 5.1a for Linux and Windows (it's the same format and packaging as if you'd ordered it directly from Sun), free priority access to a dedicated customer-support FTP server and some level of documentation.
The Standard Edition costs $29.95 and includes 30 days of access to the FTP server, 90 days of Web-based installation support, the Installation Guide and the Reference Guide. If you're looking for just the operating system and don't need a lot of hand-holding or applications shipped on CD, consider this edition.
The Professional Edition, which goes for $149.95, includes everything in the Deluxe Edition and adds a secure Web server, e-commerce software, database-management software, 30 days of dedicated Apache configuration support, an IBM DB2 CD, a CPAN archives CD, a Server Linux Application CD with over 30 popular server applications and a Secure Web Server Guide. For a powerful server software suite, this package is a tremendous bargain.
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