Well, I'm back. It's been about a year. My redhat 9 machine became my DOS box (for old-school gaming) and has now become my Fedora Core 2 box (as I have obtained a dos era del from eBay.)
The last time I installed linux I had a larger drive and I installed X and KDE and had some fun with it. I found out quite quickly that I really wasn't learning much. Using Xwindows allows you to configure almost everything through GUI menus and that's too much like windows for me--to easy.
So this time I installed it on my machine without X so I'm doing eveything in the shell. I have set up the computer to connect to my LAN, and I have configured my hostname and done a few other little things. I'm still getting used to VI.
Well, long story long, I have a couple questions.
I have read in some random posts here and there that people have jacked-up thier linux machines using apt-get. I was wodering if YUM was a better alternative? I remember how easy it was to update my Redhat using up2date but I was trying to find a way to automate this process in the shell without me having to manually ftp all the RPMs.
Are there clear advantages to using either one? What should I watch out for? Does fedora install YUM or Apt-get by default? If you know the url for an RPM can I specify it when installing it?
Like : rpm -i h**p://ww.whatever.com/apt-get.rpm
Thanks guys and gals (<- yeah right