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I'm not sure if this belongs here, but I really need help on which Cent OS version to download. There's some linux distros that I want to try, but none of the websites are as user friendly as Ubuntu =(

Which one should I download from this list?

http://mirror.rackspace.com/CentOS/6.3/isos/i386/

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There is a readme file in that directory explaining the purpose of each ISO image. –  Steve-o Jan 30 '13 at 15:16
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Based on the link you provided, you've already chosen to download the 32 bit version (i386). If you are concerned about bandwidth go with CentOS-6.3-i386-minimal.iso, otherwise download CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD1.iso. Considering you want to try CentOS, you don't need DVD2 as you can download the various packages as and when you need them using yum.

Note that there is also a torrent for the DVDs; using that helps limit the resources used by the mirror sites

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Depends on what you want. But as you said you want to test some distributions I would pick live DVD

If the torrent or not, depends on how you prefer to download it. The result will be the same.

Hope it helps

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