[CentOS] Live CD iso

Sat Dec 29 09:54:43 UTC 2012
James Freer <jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com>

On Fri, 28 Dec 2012, John R Pierce wrote:

> On 12/28/2012 3:21 PM, James Freer wrote:
>> You mean the bin DVD. Thing is with the DVD they are big for broadband
>> download. I think i'd buy one. But i appreciate your advice.
> unless your broadband is metered, or really slow (and then should it be
> called broadband?), 4GB or whatever is really not that big of a deal.  a
> few hours, perhaps.
>> One thing i did learn with linux when i first started is that it's
>> essential to have a spare PC to test a distro on first - then one can...
> or install it as a VM under VirtualBox or whatever.   Thats certainly
> how *I* test stuff, and indeed, I put 16GB ram into my latest desktop PC
> just so I can run several substantial VMs as needed.

In the UK most broadband providers offer 10GB. After a distro CD, several 
clips on Youtube, probably a fair bit of "surfing" - i find myself qualifying 
for a reminder on broadband usage! I've got two spare PCs so i've never looked 
at VM and certainly never had a PC capable of taking 16GB RAM. Current PC is 
only about 18 months old so i think i need to shop more carefully next time.

many thanks - i'm off to explore Centos again.