Let's say you want to buy a pair of sneakers at a nearby shopping mall. You may not be familiar with the mall, but that shouldn't be a problem.
Why not? Because of the maps, which you can usually find near all the major entrances to the mall.
The same can be said for your Red Hat Linux system: Navigation's easy once you know where you're going.
Tip: Make sure you've logged into your user account! Remember that unless you like to live on the wild - and dangerous - side, using a root account for all your activities is toying with disaster. If you haven't created your user account yet, turn to Chapter 1 and do it now. Really... no kidding...