Ok I've been a windoze guy for my whole life. I've decided give redhat a try. I went out and bought a book about red hat (red hat linux 9 bible) hoping it would ease the transition.
So far I have to say I’m impressed with linux, even after a 50 minute install and the feeling I've fallen into a endless rabbit hole I’m not deterred.
My problems come when I want to get online.... First off I know that I will have to some how dig up compatible Linux drivers for my modem. Next I'm not sure how exactly I will be able to use my isp software. ATM I am with netzero (platinum package) they require you to use their crummy software to connect, there is no way to manually set the connection up in xp so I am worried about how to go about setting it up (if possible) under red hat. They also don't seem to offer any Linux compatible versions all I see is windows and mac on their site. They of course use Linux servers however....
Also once all of the above is accomplished I then need to figure out how to chat with all my friends. I realize microsoft will most likely not be making a Linux compatible chat client. So I will need a replacement.
Once this is all done I can hunker down and really start to play around with Linux. (no internet while using Linux is killing me
) BTW how exactly do I get the modem drivers installed... I mean since windows doesn't recognize the Hard Drive how do I get the drivers transferred..? I think the reason why it doesn't see the drive is because no drive letter is assigned (as far as xp is concerned) in disk manager it sees it and partition magic sees it.
Thanks for your patience with a newb like me I appreciate it.