> I'm considering installing Linux on a new machine (which I'm also
> considering buying) and want to get the CD pack from LSL for $8 that
> has Red Hat, Slack, SuSe and Debian dist. of Linux. Is there anything
> extra from the $50 3 cd set from RedHat.COM that I'd really be missing
> out on? Am I missing something here?
I started with an RH5.0 CD out of the back of "Learn Linux in 24 Hours"
and later purchased the offical RH5.1 box from LSL. The Bill Ball book
has specific details for the RH5.0. In the box I got an installation
manual, very similar to LLin24H but with 5.1 specific details. The two
books are about the same size and both are well written. The two extra
CD in the 5.1 box contained a bunch of commercial demoware, like
WordPerfect and others. The demoware is time limited, but they give you
an ideal of the worth of the apps. The same stuff can be downloaded
from the various distro's servers.
IMHO, all in all, I'd call it a tossup.