I’m writing this entry from my new Red Hat Fedora Core 1 machine. It’s very nice. Install was as simple as Windows (simpler, probably), and it’s very functional right out of the box. It had network connectivity right away, and I can browse all my Windows shares without a problem. (I haven’t tackled the network printers yet.)
I’m running KDE at really high resolution, and it’s pretty snappy for an old 550 MHz Gateway I had lying around. Font rendering is amazing — it does anti-aliasing on the level of OS X. It makes my Windows XP box look choppy and jagged.
The only hitches I’ve run into are replacing all my Windows software. I haven’t found a good replacement for Edit Plus yet (yes, text editors are abundant, but I want one with an FTP client built in). And it can’t quite figure out what to open PDFs in yet. Gnone knew to open TAR files in File Roller, but KDE evidentally doesn’t share that knowledge. I’ll also need to find something to replace Zempt.
All in all, a great product. I’m pretty functional right off the bat. We have some summer interns coming in here to do a data entry project for a few months — I’m awfully tempted to just round up some old hardware and load up Fedora for them.