A computer capable Internet web browsing and downloading operating system images and burning them onto DVD is required.
In addition to some daily tasks, we need to get prepared for the next steps, these include tasks in Phase 2 and Phase 3.
Our servers are base on Linux system as it is the most prominent example of free and open source software. Typically all the underlying source code can be used, freely modified, and redistributed by anyone under the terms of the GNU GPL and other free licenses.
At this stage, we may use the office PC to prepare a few copies of operating system images for the installation of Linux system on our servers later. A list of Linux distributions can be found in Wikipedia. We prefered CentOS, a community-supported distribution that aims to be compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux without the inclusion of proprietary software.