service <service name> stop
repeat for each candidate and let it run for a week, in case there are eg end of week special jobs.
Get the service name from chkconfig/ntsysv below.
chkconfig <service name> off
permanently turns it off, even after a reboot.
You can get a list of all services
For a pseudo GUI, try ntsysv http://linux.die.net/man/8/ntsysv
You'll want to bookmark this http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html
You're going to want to understand the yum cmd http://linux.die.net/man/8/yum
to keep the system updated.
Try to avoid using rpm cmd http://linux.die.net/man/8/rpm
for updating, as this does NOT handle dependencies; that's what yum is for
PS: you might want to get a copy of Centos (a free rebuild of RHEL) at home to familiarize yourself.
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