"So, after switching on the power and making sure that I got
what I paid for, I proceeded to install RedHat Enterprise Linux
Version 4. For a personal-use computer, it might have made more
sense to install Xandros or Ubuntu, but I already had a copy of RH
Enterprise on hand; somebody gave it to me at the recent LinuxFest
in Bellingham. RedHat has another important advantage; it's easy to
find RPM's for updated software.
"After completing the installation (I had to depart from the RH
Enterprise default configuration because I have no intention of
ever using this laptop as an Apache host), the first problem I had
to address was networking..."