So far things are going great, but I do have a question before I do something I might regret. After loading all the repositories and then searching for the packages to install as per the guide, several of the packages are suggested to search for with the * command in the search function, for example searching for XMMS* brings up many items. I'm wondering if Falko intends for us to install everything that comes up?? Quote from the guide: Browse the applications on the left (or even better, use the search field) and mark the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. amule* means all packages that start with amule): * amule* * googleearth * amarok* * audacity * banshee* * gtkpod * xmms* * dvdrip * vlc* * mozilla-plugin-vlc * gnomebaker * azureus * bittorrent-gui * k3b* * kdewebdev* (not kdewebdev4*) * xine-* * libdvdcss2 * win32-codecs * java-1.5.0.* * opera * flash-player-plugin * ntfs-3g * mozilla-thunderbird * mplayer* * kompozer * bluefish * cabextract (needed by msttcorefonts) * libstdc++5 (needed by realplayer) * kernel-source (needed by VMware Server) * kernel-desktop-devel-latest (needed by VMware Server) * xinetd (needed by VMware Server) * perl-devel (needed by VMware Server) As you can see there are several packages he wants us to search for using the * wild card, and when I do multiple package options come up. I just dont want to install more than I need to..... Thanks for any guidance !!!