[CentOS] Live CD iso

Sat Dec 29 11:04:21 UTC 2012
Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at gmail.com>

On 12/29/2012 10:46 AM, James Freer wrote:

> On Sat, 29 Dec 2012, Phil Dobbin wrote:
>> On 12/29/2012 09:54 AM, James Freer wrote:
>>> 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.
> Hi Phil
>> I'm with BT Infinity in the UK. Unmetered & 75 MBps down & 15 up.
> hmm - i think i need to have a word with BT! But i don't see how you can
> be unmetered and then 75 down and 15 up tbh. Bit more learning and
> exploring necessary. Nice to know someone on the list is fron the UK.
>> If servers are your thing, I picked up a Dell Poweredge 860 with 2 x
>> Dual Core Xeons & 8 GB's of RAM for £30 off eBay just before Xmas. You
>> can, of course, run XWindows on it. It's a tad heavy on the gas (it's
>> about 285W I think) but it's perfect for VMs.
> It's something i want to learn about. My hands are rather full copying
> with my mother's Alzheimer's so i don't get enough time. I'll get back
> to you if that's ok maybe with some questions. Our LUG group never meet
> for 'workshops' so i don't have anyone to ask locally. I see you use
> several distros - Ubuntu (im)Precise i've given up on.

If you're with BT Broadband, you can upgrade to Infinity free of charge
(dependent, of course, if it's available in your area) & it's only about
a fiver extra a month on the bill. It's very cheap.

By all means, if you need anything, just email me. No problem.



currently (ab)using
CentOS 5.8 & 6.3, Debian Squeeze & Wheezy, Fedora Beefy & Spherical,
Lubuntu 12.10, OS X Snow Leopard & Ubuntu Precise & Quantal