After a few days of hell formatting hard drives, installing different operating system (Win2K, XP, Mandrake) I am now happily settled on Fedora. My network and Internet connection are both up and cruising, I have Apache, PHP and MySQL configured. Open Office for all my word processing, spread sheeting and presentation needs.
Just finished setting up my home network, dropping in a new hard drive and installing Mandrake 8.2. The install went very smoothly, all my hardware was detected without any problems. The network took a little sorting out, at first I had my two Ethernet cards mixed up.