First let me explain what I have done in the past:
I have a Dell Duo Core laptop x86 fresh out of the box with wireless internet access and if I go to the library I can connect to the internet using Internet Explorer without a problem. I also have a desktop at home that I connect to the laptop via RJ45 crossover cable which is how I network the desktop and laptop together so that the two computers can exchange files with each other. I want to use Fedora Core 6 from now on because a few years ago I use to use Redhat Linux. However I only used Redhat Linux in "text mode" so I only know Linux from the perspective of text mode. So I downloaded Fedora Core 6 32 bit distribution and installed it. I think the problems are arising because I installed Fedora Core 6 in text mode because I never used it in GUI mode but I always used Windows in GUI mode that is how Microsoft wants you to use Windows although for certain things I have to go to the DOS prompt. So here are the questions that I have:
1) I need to access the internet but since I was told that Internet Explorer is for Windows I don't know how to access Firefox which I was told I actually have access to because it installs with Fedora Core 6. It sounds like I need to be using Fedora Core 6 in some kind of GUI mode instead of text mode in order to access Firefox. Therefore my question is:
How do I access/install my Firefox browser inspite of the fact that I installed Fedora Core 6 in text mode or do I have to reinstall Fedora Core 6 in GUI mode in order to access/install Firefox?
2) Since I only have McAfee, once I am able to access the internet using Firefox, what antivirus software should I use for antivirus protection and how do I install the antivirus program (I do alot of downloading)?
3) Since my network that consists of the laptop and desktop via RJ45 crossover cable is not accessing the internet I can give the computers any IP address that I want as long as they are in the same class/range. I think I use to use the netconfig command on Linux years ago. Also when I worked with Redhat years ago I used Linuxconf to add a user. However, I don't know if in text mode whether there is a command that I can issue to enter an IP address in Fedora Core 6. Also I was told to go to "Network Configuration" to enter an IP address and to go to "Administration" to add users and groups. Therefore once again it looks like I need to have access to some kind of GUI mode to assign the computer an IP address and add a user or group. So another question is:
How can I access/install "Network Configuration" and "Administration" using Fedora Core 6 inspite of the fact that I installed Fedora Core 6 in text mode or do I have to reinstall Fedora Core 6 in GUI mode in order to enter an IP address and add users and groups?