One grrrreat reply already!...u guys rock!!!! ty so much!
i'm currently updating the kernel using the up2date utility...if everything goes well i'll go on and use my 2 first commands right away! rpm -U and rpm -e...
is there some kind of "registry" in Linux where any dead entries would stay after uninstalling software?
Its great to see how easy I got connected to the internet, didn't have to do a thing, i just installed Fedora and clicked on the Mozilla icon... my cable modem started blinking happily, so I've started downloading the updates...currently at a speed of 60 Kb/s, where Microsoft servers allowed twice or three times this speed...but this is not a big deal, I'm only making notices on differences..
By the way, just before I re-formated my drive for a second clean install I tried out the 2 GUIs provided, GNU and KDE for a few mins... first impressions:GNU looks like a "poor Win relative" (I guess one has to use the command line a little more often using it that KMD) whereas KMD offers a Win user some more of the options he's used to...plus a little more "colorful" environment...more to come...
fun to learn about linux