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Old 03-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Getting started with basics and installing programs from internet

I have a virtual server that was set up for me with a linux environment. I think it has CentOS installed but I do not want to ask the rest of the team out of shear embarrassment. So can anyone suggest how to actually check what OS is installed and some links to good tutorials. Also from what I have found on google I tried to download a kafka installation but the download failed with the following error:


connecting to|ip....connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response...404 NOT FOUND

I typed in the link that showed when I placed the cursor on the download link for a particular version.

Thanks in advance for your response.
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cat /etc/*release*
will tell you what OS it is

I'm not sure if this is the version you wanted, but
works fine for me, are you sure you typed in the URL correctly? It's probably easier to just right click on the link and select "Copy Link Address" or similar, and then paste it in the terminal with wget.
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Thanks a million...worked beautifully


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