i elected to give fedora core another shot. the last time i tried it was version 3, on my home computer which is an athlon xp based system. i never managed to install it because the installer kernel panicked immediately no matter what i tried to do. this time, with fedora core 4, i was hoping for better luck on my pentium 4 system at work. no dice. same problem, kernel panic right off the bat. so much for that idea.
so instead, i’m toying around with freebsd on one of the dev boxes here at work and solaris on my workstation to try to get a little (more) unix experience under my belt. it has proven in the past to be considerably different than the linux world, and i find that intriguing. i’ve experimented with both of these operating systems before, and came away frustrated. perhaps i will persist a bit longer this time.