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openSUSE servers with one click

April 20th, 2011 by

Everybody knows openSUSE offers a great desktop experience; but its also a perfect fit for servers!  Go download the Installation DVD (or use one of the manufactured DVDs) and we’ll see how easy YaST makes it to setup a variety of specialized servers.

During the course of a normal installation, the opportunity to add servers is slightly hidden. The last step before an actual installation is the Installation Overview.  At this point, you can see a list of selected software patterns.  Either click the “Software” header, or click “Software…” on the “Change…” menu.  At this point, you will be presented with a list of available software patterns, including the Server Functions patterns: simply check off any servers you would like to install and click “OK” to return to your normal installation!

Some explanation of the available Server Functions patterns is in order; continue on for more detail…

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