Thank you for the welcome to this board.
I went to our local library and RH-7 was the only install they had for linux. (All the other distros were missing *stolen*). Decided to give RH-7 a try since that was the only installs they had.
After realizing RH-7 wasn't giving me a desktop and networking about linux, I was advised to try out Mandrake 10.0.
I downloaded it off of the Linux site / burnt the .iso's onto Roms and installed it.
Red Hat is out the door and now I'm a Mandrake user.
Thanks for your response.