[CentOS] Troubles for an non-IT beginner

Sun Jan 16 19:24:51 UTC 2011
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:43:55 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Digimer <linux at alteeve.com> wrote:
> If your computer has a 64-bit CPU then you can use x86_64. This makes it
> > easier to access memory above 3GB, and many new applications are now
> > available in 64-bit. If your CPU is older, it may only support 32-bit.
> > In this case, you must use the i386 (i686) release. Some commercially
> > ported applications, like Adobe's Flash player, work best in 32-bit.
> >
> My computer is 32 bit and has 2 GB of RAM with 250 GB of HDD which I want to
> have with Cent OS.
> >  If you are completely new to Linux, may I suggest you start with Fedora
> > or Ubuntu? CentOS is a wonderful distrobution, but it is aimed at
> > somewhat more advanced used. It is also designed for servers, so the
> > software is much older (and more well tested). One of the downsides of
> > this is that the latest version, 5.5, may not support some of your newer
> > hardware.
> >
> Fedora and Ubuntu doesn't have stability and for all the family members,
> once they are familiar with, they should work at that but Fedora expires
> soon (searched at net), so for stability and all factors, Cent OS would be
> good, i Guess so! It could be used for home PCs too, I hope so.
> > In Linux, each distribution focuses on particular needs. Most generally,
> > you have a split between server-oriented distributions (CentOS, RHEL,
> > Debian, etc) and desktop-oriented distributions (Fedora, Ubuntu, etc).
> > The newer distributions will have much better hardware support,
> > applications with the latest features and will generally be much more
> > user friendly.
> >
> > Enjoy your venture into Linux! I came to Linux about ten years ago and
> > have never looked back. After ten prior years in the Windows world,
> > Linux made computers fun again. :)
> >
> Can you provide me the direct link for torrent of Cent OS 5.5 (one CD is
> enough?)

CentOS does not have the *whole* O/S on one *CD*.  It takes either 7 CDs
or one *DVD*.  There is a netinstall CD, in for some reason you cannot
deal with a DVD (no DVD reader or burner).


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