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Chapter 10. Networking with Linux > Selecting Installation Packages

Selecting Installation Packages

The next major portion of the installation process requires that you select the installation packages that will be installed on the server. You can select from a number of packages and these will depend on the purpose that the Red Hat server will fulfill on the network. These packages not only include services such as News server (NNTP) or Windows File Server (using Samba), but also allows you to select different GUI interfaces for your Linux installation.

GUIs such as GNOME and KDE provide you with a “Windows-like” environment, which makes it easier to access various Linux tools and configure the system (although some configuration will still take place at the command prompt, which is fairly standard for Linux). If you choose to use GNOME or KDE, this will require that you have a VGA graphics card that can handle at least 256 colors and a monitor that can display the card’s output. Systems configured with a SVGA video card will provide you with the best possible output for displaying the Linux GUIs.


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