My new HP Pavilion desktop system "jiffy" arrived yesterday (exactly as FedEx promised). Fedora Core 4 Linux installed painlessly without even 1 hiccup last night. Today I am putting the finishing touches on the system: installing extra RPMs; configure printing and scanning; etc.
I kept Windows on a 12GB partition (so I can do my taxes with TaxCut). Whoop-de-doo.
So, with a dual boot system I still have 50GB devoted to KDE development! Time to light-up the harddrive with 'svn up'.
Wait, there is one hiccup I just remembered: the soundcard isn't being detected. I need to investigate that one. I won't be happy without amarok.