[CentOS] Troubles for an non-IT beginner

Sun Jan 16 19:49:02 UTC 2011
Cameron Kerr <cameron at humbledown.org>

On 17/01/2011, at 7:43 AM, Parshwa Murdia wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Digimer <linux at alteeve.com> wrote:
> 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.

Doesn't have stability!? News to me (at least for Ubuntu). Seriously though, you would probably find that a Fedora or Ubuntu would support your desktop hardware (particularly things like Wireless and Graphics card) much better than a distribution aimed at servers. It's also a lot more newbie friendly.

> Can you provide me the direct link for torrent of Cent OS 5.5 (one CD is enough?) 

The *.torrent file available on mirrors is what you want, so probably this:


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