Disregard my red "m", but I had an issue with RH 8 and called in for support (paid for it!) It was not a good experience.
So that was that and with the next version Of Suse I went back to Suse and the issue vanished. I also have a Mandrake 9.something, but Suse seems more polished. I will pick up the Suse 9.1 soon.
I'm upgrading from RH 9; I've downloaded both Gentoo and Fedora Core 2 but am dithering about which to install. I'm pretty sure installing Fedora would be easier (since I've been using RH for a long time). But I like the idea of having everything compiled for my Pentium 4 and nicely customized. And Portage sounds very cool.
So my question is (if there are Gentoo users hanging out here), how difficult is a Gentoo installation? E.g. does it do a good job of auto-detecting hardware, have support for about the same range of hardware that RH 9 handled? Are there any points where you have to get a degree in computer science before proceeding?
I don't mind learning new things, but I'm pretty busy right now and can't afford to get bogged down. All impressions very welcome.