i installed redhat today on the lappy... awsome os as far as i can see, just a lot different than windows and theres a lot more to it than i expected. i basically got it because i want to learn more about the system and how to use it. im going to arkansas tomorrow and itll be 8 hours in a car, with my laptop, that only has redhat on it. how do i install software? does all software come decompiled so you have to compile it and install it? i am trying to install kismet right now (wireless network sniffer) so i can wardrive all tomorrow, but i get past the ./configure and make install commands, and im left hanging because it doesnt say how to run or install the file. redhat automatically setup my networking settings, but how do i access files on my pc (if i even can). id like to copy over some mp3s and divx files. do i have to mount my cdrom/floppy drive every time i want to access them? ...or can i just add desktop shortcuts to them like windows? thats all for now... thanks a lot!