Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For the past week I have been playing with Fedora 18. Fedora 18 only contains free software. You do not get MP3 codecs or an Adobe Flash Plug-in. What you do get is free alternatives. The question that I wanted answered is "Can we ever be totally free?"
I have read other reviews of Fedora on other blogs and the consensus of opinion is that the installer is not the best. I however do not think it is as bad as some other people would have you believe.
The installer isn't as crisp as the Ubuntu installer but if you read the documentation and/or follow the examples other people have kindly left then it is quite a simple process.
I think the biggest problem people have when moving to Linux is the partitioning. Once you have mastered partitioning the rest is actually very simple.
The main problem for Windows users coming to Linux is that Windows doesn't care whether you have other operating systems or not.