Yes, I was using fedora because of some circumstances that arised. I didn't say it, but my ideal setup is with OpenBSD. However, I'll be lacking wireless drivers there, so that's why I sticked with fedora, for the convenience. After I wrote this I wiped it with OpenBSD.
You know what's the problem? If I go ahead and install firefox in my OpenBSD box, then I might as well just stick to fedora, you know what I mean? Right now I'm posting from a Windows box because I don't see the point in ruining OpenBSD with horrible soykaf. I guess I could get lynx instead, though I don't really like it either because formatting and other things. But beggars can't be choosers I guess.
On the topic of HTML, there are things I don't like about it, part of it is that it just looks ugly and I'd rather have other markups (a lispy one for example) that look nicer. But I also think that HTML encourages an emphasis on superfluous things instead of the actual content of the site. That's one reason why lynx formats things so bad, because so much is formatted around menu bars at the top, tables all around, and so on, and the content gets obscured. Then if you go look at the source, it is a horrible mess, and you have to weed out analytics, banners, superfluous menus (things that look good when rendered but that take a lot of space when not rendered the way they're expected).
I think OpenBSD is the bestie of the stuff out there, and I'd be happy with it, but then again come some of my complaints with other stuff such as proprietary drivers that only make things hard for users, which is also the reason I can't install 9front on any of my computers.
And let's not get started with porting programs. I ranted this after looking at the source of GNU APL and seeing that besides heavily GNU idyosincratic, it is specifically made for debian (and some RPM thing, which I'm guessing is Red Hat). But again, beggars can't be choosers.
On the topic of college, there are a zillion books out there on the internet right now, if your goal is knowledge, you have no excuse.