You have so many options to choose from while installing Alfresco. Alfresco installers on Windows and Linux operating systems make the installation process so simple that you could install all the installation software such as JDK, MySQL, Alfresco, SharePoint protocol, OpenOffice, and Office Addins within minutes. On the Windows platform you can run Alfresco as a service or as a console application. You can refer to various documentation regarding installation and other things at http://www.alfresco.com/resources/documentation. In the next chapter you will learn about different terminologies and configurations of the Alfresco repository.