[CentOS] Troubles for an non-IT beginner

Sun Jan 16 15:55:09 UTC 2011
Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org>

On Sun, 2011-01-16 at 15:51 +0100, Parshwa Murdia wrote:
> hello,
> I am absolutely new, means from non-IT sector but have attraction
> (developed recently) towards linux and have chosen the centos distro
> for the installation as an OS in my home PC for personal use. I went
> to the page:
> http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5/isos/i386/
> But don't understand amongst the variety of options there. I also
> don't know the technical terms like md5, etc....,

You can ignore md5 for now - they are just for verifying that the file
you've downloaded has not been modified.

> can one directly give me the link for down loadable Cent OS 5.5 (which
> is latest) and better if it is the torrent download. I guess there
> would be only one file of .iso format which is to be burned and
> installed. 

A DVD will be one image (file) and easier than x-of-n CDs.