Fedora: internet data rate, software updates, minimum for security
I recently installed fedora core 5. I am currently using a SLOW dial up connection. Here are 3 questions
1) I am using Gnome and "network" for connecting to the internet. Is there a way to see the actual data rate of the internet connection? I used to use SUSE with kinternet and could easily see the actual data rate.
2) When I am not online and try to add/remove software, I get a message that says "Unable to retrieve software information" Do you have to be online to add or remove software? I have the 5 Fedora CDs.
3) The dialup connection is slow and I noticed that there were a whole lot of updates when I was online. I would just like to install only the security updates since the connection is very slow. What should I update?
Thanks for your help.