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Old 01-07-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
quirogaca
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How do I choose to install the Desktop version of Red Hat 5 Enterprise?


Dear people,

I am very new to linux, unfortunately. And I need to start getting used to working with Red Hat 5 Desktop version. I have the rhel....iso image that my company has and have been able to install the enterprise version on a virtual machine in my notebook, but I cannot seem to find the way to choose to install the desktop version.

I am sure this is a very lame question, sorry for my little knowledge, and thanks for the help.

Carlos.
 
Old 01-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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Hello,

What do you mean the desktop version? Is what you have paid for? I also recommend that you install the latest version of red hat, that is if you want to use RHEL.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 01-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
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I would go to the red hat web site and grab the RHEL 6.2
http://www.redhat.com/rhel/desktop/

the old 5 will not even install on some new laptops

have your company pay the $299/year support license
it is mandatory !!! but your office might have a group license - check

Also be warned
a vm can not see your wireless it sees wired connections
Also RHEL 6 was never designed for laptops ,so not everything might work right
the common laptop problems are ,no sound and ,no mouse .
 
Old 01-08-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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Also RHEL 6 was never designed for laptops ,so not everything might work right the common laptop problems are ,no sound and ,no mouse .
From the web site you linked to:
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop is an attractive and highly productive environment for knowledge workers on desktops or laptops.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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CentOS and Scientific Linux are free alternatives to RHEL you can install on your laptop to practice. The Anaconda installer will give you the option to install a GUI graphic environment (Gnome or KDE).

I've had very good luck with CentOS and Scientific on laptops and netbooks.
 
  


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