One of my friend was arguing me that RED HAT is superior to any of the
FREELY available Linux Distro as it provides Support (although in form of
However I told him that he can get free community support for many other
free distros and more over they are Open Source.
Now for this he said that Red Hat too is open Source, and he has got one
installed in his home through a CD provided by his institute where he is
I asked him, whether he needed to enter Serial Key like Windows, he replied
no, but he wont be able to use their support. So I told him that he is using
a PIRATED version of LINUX. HE said yes.
I went ahead to cross check Red Hat License Agreement, and saw it to be
similar to Microsoft's EULA that states, you cannot install it on more
computers than the licensed purchased for etc.
Secondly if the Subscription expires, the OS will no longer be Legal until
its renewed (similar to Norton Anti Virus)
So my question is... Can Red Hat enterprise products be really considered as
Open Source (as their website claims) http://investors.redhat.com/index.cfm
*Red Hat is the world's leading open source provider. Bringing the choice,
collaboration, cost savings and value of open source to enterprises
worldwide. Solutions include our Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating
platforms, JBoss Enterprise Middleware and other Red Hat enterprise
I am a bit confused on this argument... When we refer to Open Source
philosophy, it says "FREEDOM", but REHL EULA looks similar to Microsoft
EULA, then is also Red Hat play a role in giving rise to "PIRATED LINUX"
I'm in the market for a USB bluetooth dongle and plan to go to
Lamington Road in a few days.I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit,so what
brand or shop do you guys recommend based on experience?I know such
issues have been discussed time and again on this list,but the link
for searching the mailing list archives on the wiki is currently not
functioning,so please guide me as to where and on what I can get the
best deal.I plan to use it only occasionally.
Registered Linux user #442065
Please contact me offlist/directly if you have implemented:
LDAP authentication, using Mac OSX 10.5 server with it's bundled Open
Directory as the backend to authenticate users on Linux, OSX (10.4 and
10.5) desktops, and Windows XP SP3 desktops.
A client has a setup of heterogenous desktop setup and wants to
implement Directory Services for the organization.
The composition is 80% Linux desktop + 2 Linux File servers (NFS+Samba),
7 OSX desktops and 5 Windows XP desktops).
The user's Unix (Linux/OSX) profile is portable to the respective
platform via LDAP and Windows profile is portable through Samba.
Samba+LDAP back end needs to be configured on 2 Linux file servers as
well on the OSX server (for user's home dir).
PS - I have already tried openLDAP (on Linux), works with Linux
desktops, OSX clients see the LDAP server but do not authenticate from
the graphical login window.
While going through that Red Hat License discussion, I had completely
forgotten that there was a thread regarding FYJC being restricted to IE
Users (how mean of them!)
Here's the solution to open it in Firefox.
Its called User Agent Switch (I didnt get chance to real complete thread, so
may be some one would have already suggested this solution, if not then
please read further :)
In Firefox click Toold > Add ons
Search for "User Agent Switch"
Install the addon
Click Tools > Default User Agent > Internet Explorer > Select version
Do not restart FireFox
Type the url http://www.fyjc.org.in in Address field
Bingo, this works :)
Just as an idea,
How about having a *central* system of issue tracking for the issues
related to foss India.
for example, the last post about http://fyjc.org.in/ is a bug or issue, and
now got sloved !!
having proprietary tools in syllabus is also a bug and list goes on. we can
have a broad level issue to very small issue on the tracking system.
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Based on these explainations:
Now that we've cleared that up, here is a simplified (IMHO) explanation of
what everybody already said:
RHEL == Linux Kernel + GPL/BSD/MIT ...etc licensed Software + Red Hat
trademarks (artwork etc)
- How must does the RHEL distro cost ?
- How does Red Hat make money, if the cost of the RHEL distro is 0 ?
* Subscriptions, trainings, consultancy ...and maybe more.
- How is the RHEL distro. distrubuted ?
* The sources are available for free on redhat.com and Red Hat provides
CDs/DVDs of the distro. to it's customers (people who buy subscriptions or
undertake trainings ...etc)
Can somebody explain the following clauses in Red Hat License Agreement?
5 Reporting and Inspection
5.1 Reporting. Client will promptly notify Red Hat if the number of
Installed Systems exceeds the number of Installed Systems for which Client
has paid the applicable fee. In its notice, Client will include both the
number of additional Installed Systems and the date(s) on which such
Installed Systems were put into use. Red Hat will invoice Client for the
applicable Services for such Installed Systems on a pro-rata basis and
Client will pay for such Services in accordance with this Agreement.
5.2 Inspection. During the term of this Agreement and for one (1) year
thereafter, Red Hat or its designated agent may inspect and review Client's
facilities and records in order to verify Client's compliance with this
Agreement. Any such inspection and review will take place only during
Client's normal business hours and upon no less than ten (10) days prior
written notice from Red Hat. Red Hat will give Client written notice of any
non-compliance, including the number of underreported Installed Systems, and
Client will have fifteen (15) days from the date of such notice to make
payment to Red Hat for the applicable Services provided to the underreported
Installed Systems. If Client had underreported the number of Installed
Systems by more than five percent (5%), Client will also pay Red Hat for the
cost of such inspection.
BSNL punjab circle has recently introduced a scheme where they are giving
broadband speed of around 2.4 Mbps at unlimited download for just Rs 550 per
month thru a wireless CDMA data card made by ZTE china. The wireless card
can be purchased for Rs 4200 and the data connectivity is limited to just
the punjab telecom circle. This scheme has not been publicised and has been
in operation for the last 3-4 months. I came to know about it by chance thru
word of mouth and the demand is very high but supply very less.
The problem is that i haven't been able to install it using wine etc in
ubuntu 9.04 with the installation CD
Can anybody help if they have installed/configured the same in ubuntu 9.04