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you can't have a pirate copy of redhat.. linux is free. you can download it for free.. burn a million copies and sell them if you wanted too.. and it still wouldn't be illegal.
if you can't get X working, then most likely its not detecting your video hardware correctly and setting up correctly.
have you looked at www.xfree86.org for info about X ?
what kind of hardware do you have ? that will help us help you.
and my own opinion, XP sucks, I deal with it everyday at my job. its just let me do it for you type OS, and most of the time it doesn't get it right.
is it a trident blade video card ?? dont always go by the detection of it. if it is and its not working, have you tried a generic driver ? what about xfree86.org and what driver it needs to work.. what does your XF86Config file read ? can you post it here ? what kind of monitor do you have ? did you do the correct refresh rates for it ?
If you just want to get in the in-crowds, give it up. Not worth it.
If you want to learn Linux, stick around.
Windows don't teach you anything new. 10 years from now, you'll know exactly what you know now. Linux teaches you something new every time you try to solve a problem. 10 years from now, you'll probably be a Linux guru.