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    Maybe a dumb question but is the Live CD strictly for running OS or can the install be done from it. Or should I download the 6 iso's.

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    I believe it is a workstation or recovery image only.

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    Default So the six iso's...

    would be the best solution? I'm used to downloading one DVD with SuSE.

    I thought I would at least look at CentOS and ZCS. I just can't bring myself to go the Ubuntu route :-)

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    You can download a DVD of CentOS or you can do a network (internet) install from the LiveCD.
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    There is a full ISO DVD available, though you have to do it via a Torrent client.

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    Default I just found the DVD...

    at one of the mirrors. Thanks.

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    If it helps... If you do the minimal install (what I did), you only need CD 1 & 6.

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    Bill,

    I downloaded the 6 CD's and have it runing under VMware.
    Go with the GNOME desktop if you choose a GUI install. The KDE implementation does
    not have all of the necessary tools to effectively manage the server in the default configuration. I'm a KDE fan but RedHat/CentOS is geared more towards GNOME and it shows.

    I did the following to my base install:

    1) Select Customize Now during software installation
    2) Removed Games/Entertainment
    3) Removed Graphics
    4) Removed Office/Productivity
    5) Removed Sound/Video
    6) Removed Text Based
    7) Added Dev Libraries
    8) Added Dev Tools
    9) Added Base Admin Tools
    10) Removed Base Dial-Up Networking
    11) Added System Tools

    ** Zimbra installer flames out if you do not install fetchmail, compat libstdc++-296, compat libstdc++-33 and libtool.
    You'll see it when you kick off the installer.
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    Default Thanks for all the replies.

    As soon as the install started I realized why I decided on SuSE years ago when looking at distro's. Had I cut my teeth on Red Hat, CentOS may be more appealing. But learning IT through the Windows world and then converting to Linux years down the road I have to still think that SuSE's graphic environment is unquestionably the best in the world. Yast makes using Linux enjoyable - even without the GUI. Yast from the CLI is as good as the GUI.

    However, one saving grace is Webmin. It will make CentOS more manageable for me. So it will at least be worth looking at.

    Thanks again for the replies.

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