Hi, i come here having been an avid member of a distro called Zenwalk, once a Slackware derivative. i love zenwalk, it's great for basic usage and computers/servers in general with less than a 1gb of ram for private use. i'm sure they'd be great at certain tasks in a production environment, too.
My experience with fedora is based on my recent install onto a netbook, the Acer Aspire One with the N270 1.6ghz atom, 1gb of ram and the 160gb hdd.
On my birthday, i got these awesome altec lansing bluetooth headphones that i use with a blackberry curve for portable music. i read about this
modification, so i purchased this
bluetooth receiver, only it was the newer 2.1 bluetooth model from the local walmart. it cost like 20usd. anyway, i installed the bluetooth receiver and fedora did a great job with it. i had to start the bluetooth service was all. i highly recommend using the blueman bluetooth manager, in the repo. it has a nice little icon for my tray. also, pavucontrol. that's a must for bluetooth receivers with pulse. it allows you to set the device connected to use pulseaudio over the hifi, A2DP. my headphones, for example.
anyway, cheers to pulseaudio for it's great compatibility with bluetooth.
lastly, this netbook is perfectly compatible with aircrack-ng. and not that i am promoting anything at all, it's really cool to know that you can carry around this little computer perfectly capable of using aircrack by default.
All hardware worked out of the box. GMABooster is a must. 3d never looked better on a netbook with linux, imo. compiz is very smooth.
my partition setup:
/win - sda1 - ntfs - 20gb light xp pro install
/home - sda2 - reiserfs - 123gb (primary function is to store my music. i like reiser for this task. also, it's from my recent zenwalk install.)
/boot - sda3 - ext3 - 100mb
/ - sda5 - ext4 - 5.5gb - loving this fs, first time with.
no swap. didn't see a need.
anyway, thanks for a great distro. i haven't performed the usb bluetooth mod yet, but that's coming soon. sidenote, i did have to update to the latest kernel via yum. it may or may not have been related to any of the above, though. might have been something to do with mpd. anyway, i got mpd working and i love that, too.
 just remembered, it was from virtualbox. had to get the latest kernel for one reason or another. then i installed from the package at their site.[/edit]