I remember first time I use Linux, it’s Redhat Linux 5
Click next..next and finish don’t work for me
One HD die with honor for trying install Linux, since that time I’m a bit afraid to test new OS.
Nowadays everything seem easy, live CD everywhere
Even Fedora 7 came in Live CD version
How about non live CD version?
Simple, use Vmware
Vmware provide dedicated directory where many appliance reside. Famous Oracle, OpenBSD secure by default, FreeBSD, instant ISP all in ready to use mode. Just install and run it with vmware.
Only vmware capable to run?
No, within newset version of VirtualBox (1.4) you can run vmware appliance.
I test it for my FreeBSD 6.2 stable from snapshots Juni version. I still can’t install FreeBSD 6.2 in VirtualBox but able to run vmware disk in VirtualBox.
Interesting to see *BSD apliance
http://www.fosstools.org/ provide :
NAMP, DAMP and OAMP are the NetBSD, DragonFly BSD and OpenBSD cousins of the popular LAMP deployment (Linux+Apache+MySQL+PHP) but also provide an installation of the powerful open-source database engine PostgreSQL, SQLite, Perl, Ruby and Python. The apliances also provide the popular tools phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin for easy administration of MySQL and PostgreSQL over the web. Recent development by the NetBSD and DragonFly BSD teams have resulted in significant performance gains for these operating systems and the popular opinion is that they rival the Linux 2.6.x kernel in performance, while providing excellent stability and security out of the box. The suitability of OpenBSD for the purposes of information assurance does not need any advertising. The *BSD AMPs are available as VMware appliances. For more information, please refer to the NAMP, DAMP, and OAMP sites.
Afraid to try new OS?
Find vmware apliancefor your want to try OS