I have little Unix/Linux experience, so sorry if this sounds stupid.
What I want to do is simple: I want to learn CentOs so that I can manage my own web server. I did so by buying a dedicated and setting up CentOs. It's good, but the latency (around 300ms with Putty) is killing me when typing.
So I have decided to setup CentOS on my local machine. I have Windows XP and Virtual Box installed.
Simply, I want to install CentOs (the Server, not the Desktop GUI) either on the Virtual Box or as a separate OS (neck to neck with Windows XP) whichever is best and easier.
I'm looking for suggestions or possible solutions. I'm overwhelmed with the tons of articles/packages out there. Thank you!