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Firstly, please don't use all uppercase letters in your email. It condones the same effect as if you were talking to someone in-person and you were
shouting at them. It's commonly considered quite rude. Secondly, Please
configure your mail client to send text-only mail, at
least to this list, as the people who frequent may or may not be running
graphical clients, so would be unable to read your HTML-formatted mail
(among other reasons). In actually, my server's SpamAssassin marked this as
possible spam simply because so much of it was HTML and was using large
fonts and only uppercase lettering. Thanks.


To answer your questions, there are many sites, such as the unofficial
FAQ[1], the forums[2], this list, the main project page[3], etc. that have
a lot of nice documentation and other help. There's even a LiveJournal
community[4] if you're into that sort of thing.

[1] http://www.fedorafaq.org/
[2] http://www.fedoraforum.org/
[3] http://fedora.redhat.com/
[4] http://www.livejournal.com/~fedora/

To be frank, the install shouldn't be too difficult, as Anaconda (the
installer program) is quite good at automatically detecting and
configuring hardware. The only things you may need to be aware of are
network settings (for example, hostname and broadcast/subnet info if
you're not using DHCP; or the ESSID/WEP key of a wireless card). If you
have an NVidia GeForce card or newer (post-9250) ATi Radeon video card, you
may or may not have difficulty with NVidia's and ATi's respective
binary-only drivers. However, without these, you will still have full 2-D
hardware acceleration. The proprietary drivers are for 3-D hardware
acceleration. X.org/Linux has full hardware acceleration support for the
older Radeon cards (9250 and below). You may also have trouble with some
newer wireless cards, such as those based on the Atheros or Broadcom
chipsets, since the drivers for these are binary-only (madwifi[5] or
perhaps nonexistent, and you may have to use ndiswrapper[6], for example,
which provides a kernel "wrapper" around the specific Windows .sys kernel
mode driver).

[5] http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/
[6] http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

In summary, if you're hardware isn't anything too strange, you shouldn't
have many, if any, problems installing or configuring Fedora Core.

I hope that helps, and all goes well for your install!
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