I have to disagree...the FC9 is much better at hardware recognition and seems to be a little faster than FC8 (my first love!)...
But @ the OP, good choice on going w/ Fedora. Very well balanced...easy enough for beginners but advanced enough for more experienced Linux users. Fedora 10 will be released in a few weeks (the Beta is available now)...I suggest once you install it, update the system immediately before you do anything else (you'll have nearly 300 updates waiting for you; many of them are very important). Enjoy!
I've used Fedora 8 on my workstation since March. It's stable and robust.
Fedora is used as the development line for RedHat Enterprise Linux. It has a rapid release cycle, while RHEL is very slow. When each new version is released, it may be a bit raw, but development is very active and problems are resolved quickly.
Fedora has been used in developing a line of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This is a quick-release during the time when Red Hat Enterprise Linux is very slow. When each new version is released, can be a bit rough, but the development is very active and problems are solved quickly.
Learning how to run a Linux command can be very difficult for someone new to Linux, so here are some Linux tips that will help you to learn how to use Linux commands when working at the Linux command line prompt.
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When you run a Linux command, spaces are used between: the Linux command name, the command options and the "item" the command is being run "on". The "item" could be a Linux directory, file, user or some other Linux software component.Hard Disk Manager