Thanks for the info.
If you are comfortable working on redhat, stick to redhat
Pretty much the main reason I want to switch distros is that Red Hat is not recognizing my wierd network card. So I can't connect to the net. There's not much point in booting into Linux... especially since it's so new to me without a net connection.
I'm not sure if mandrake will recognize it either, but it's worth a shot. And it seems to me (my lay opinon) that Mandrake has a pretty good community behind it. Red Hat's site sucks. Plus they've stopped the client version.
i did not understand your earlier question. the red-hat cd-s were 653mb, 661mb, 496mb.
I downloaded the ISO images for Mandrake 9.2 - just like Red Hat, it has three images. I got them from here... http://gulus.usherb.ca/pub/Mandrake/iso/. It shows all the file sizes as < 700 MB, but the biggest image (698MB) is actually 731,797,504 bytes. So how do I burn that onto a disk?