I just started using FD4 a couple of days ago and I must say I like it a lot. Im not a huge linux person, I basically play around with it an a spare box. But I like the Gnome interface of FD4 over the KDE because its more mac-like in my eyes, and I hope to soon buy a powerbook! Now before someone flames me for liking FD4/Gnome, I have not used any other linux distro besides Mandrake10/KDE so right now FD4 is about all the linux I know.
It seems easier to install stuff on it than the other Fedora cores, right now I am trying to get TV Tuner card working and it just isn't happening, but from what I have read its been hard on FD4 anf hauppage anyway. I also started playing with the Turbo Print driers for my ip4000 printer and the crossover office software, both make everything almost automated. Both went into FD4 right the first time too!
I must say though it was a little tricky at first to get MP3 support into the built in apps, but I got it. And I am also kind of at a loss as to how to get some of the software to install correctly sometimes. As someone said before, most of the good stuff out there is manually compiled in fedora and even though I am following the steps, I still haven't got it to work. But practice makes perfect, and at least I am having fun.
For anyone using Gnome under FD4, is the mac interface pretty much the same at where the programs list is, utilities, ans the shut down stuff? Never had a chance to really go through a mac, But I like how most of the stuff in linux is a mouse over away instead of multiple clicks in windows. And no memroy leakage!
As soon as this semester ends I am going to ghost my 700m and try FD4 on it. The main thing stopping me now is that I need access to Microsoft and Adobe programs that are required for class. As soon as the crossover office is compatible with the new office and adobe CS2 I am linux all the way on my desktop!
Thank you for taking the time to read the postings of a linux noobie, But we all have to start sometime, eh?