This is a link to a tutorial on how to install suse 9 over FTP insted of buying the retail CDs. i did this before on suse 8.1 (i think) and suse is a nice distro. speaking of distros, i just installed White Box Linux on to the server. its based upon RedHat Enterprise Linux and is compatable with the RHEL SRPM Errata that is released. quite handy and up2date works on it too. so i just installed that and its working grand. but check the tutorial on suse out. very nice distro.