Whoo-hoo! Duffbert has a penguin now!
Meet the newest addition to the computing basement.... Fedora Core 2 and Tux!
I got enough of the desk cleared off to set up the spare machine, and I downloaded the four ISO images of the Fedora Core 2 system. Other than it taking a long time to set up, it went without a hitch. Now, there's only a 10 GB hard drive in there, and I just told it to load everything (desktop, server, the whole works). So I think I have a whopping 2 GB free now. :-)
My next task is to find a cheap 20 GB (or so) hard drive to put in there so that I have some space to do things with. I'll then start working through a couple of O'Reilly books and figure out what I can really do with it.
I must admit it's rather cool to have two boxes on my desk... One that is totally Microsoft for the core functions, and one that doesn't have a single shred of Microsoft on it.