First, I found that I was misinformed in thinking that Fedora could not be installed as an upgrade over RedHat 8 or 9. It appears that that is not a problem.
I’ve successfully download all three binary and three source CD-ROM images for Fedora via BitTorrent, while simultaneously passing them on to others, acting as part of the solution to the problem. I plan to install them on the test workstation laptop this coming week, and then the in-house intranet server should that go well.
Fedora is getting a good reception, so far. Ars Technica said nice things about it here. I’ll give it a try and tell you my experiences.