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Well, if by "Getting" you mean buying the latest/greatest distro then
One, I'm in the Caribbean. Buying the cd package isn't an option since I can download it faster.
Two, I'd like to NOT be a newbie anymore.
If you mean upgrade directly from 7.3 to FC 3, then please, let's talk!!
I don't want to break the OS by making a big leap (skipping RH 8 and going to RH 9 from 7.3). I haven't heard of anyone going from 7.3 to FC 3.
Is it doable?
You can still break your system even if you don't skip versions and you will have wasted your time and effort. The best solution in my opinion is to back up all your important data and do a clean install of Fedora. Upgrading the old Redhat Linux to Fedora can cause you problems because Fedora has got a lot of new technology and changes that can cause compatibility problems. Redhat doesn't sell Fedora, all you have to do is download the isos.
I was suggesting solutions that in my opinion would be more practical than upgrading several versions of Redhat using yum, just to end up getting Fedora. Like I explained in my previous post, upgrading using yum is potentially going to break a lot of stuff especially when you install Fedora packages on Redhat 9 or below. Good luck and I hope your method works out for you.