since the kernel is the operating system, i would say no. and just in case you don't know, red hat has declared linux "not ready for the desktop yet" and they're not going to make red hat for desktops anymore, only the server edition will still be distributed. if you want another linux distro to try, use slackware (i've tried a lot of them, and slackware is my favorite). the install isn't quite as easy as red hat's, but if you can partition your hard drive you can do it. if you were going to use slack though, i would reccomend just installing every package (i think they call it a full install or something) because if you choose the option to choose all the packages to install they literally give you the option for all the packages, every last one which will take forever and you won't understand the purpose of all of them. if you've got any questions, just ask me here.
Last edited by FirebirdV0273; 11-05-2003 at 07:13 PM.