Now I remember why I stopped being a comp sci major..
Well, I had some problems with redhat afterwards. Something about not enough memory (bull). So I reinstalled it (man that takes a while) and then GRUB lost my windows boot. So, I couldn't get onto XP afterwards. This was stressing me much at 4 in the morning.. So I scoured the net and found a way to modify the .conf file to force it to recognize my XP. Problem temporarily solved. New problem: Linux doesn't make any sounds.. I think this is wrong. Also, there is something wrong with it recognizing my ethernet card. That, and I can't figure anything worthwhile to do on it. And, of course, my XNEWS is saving its data files as unremovable icons to the xp desktop. bleah.