"Much of the company and community work that goes into Fedora
will find its way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the commercial
Linux version used by governments and businesses around the world.
You might compare the relationship between Red Hat and Fedora to
Novell and openSUSE.
"For this reason, Fedora is a well respected and highly popular
distribution, even if their development may skew towards the
enterprise. Thus Fedora might be considered geared for the more
experienced and power user. While many aspects of this
American-based operating system are quite user-friendly, other
areas mOne area in which Fedora excels is the implementation of the
latest technology in Linux and Open Source software. In fact, many
characterize Fedora as cutting-edge. This policy sometimes yields
unexpected or undesired results, but the many users who prefer to
live on the edge receive a new version once or sometimes twice
within a calendar year, although several recent releases have
slipped passed their scheduled release date due to issues in the
system. While some become impatient waiting for releases, Fedora is
one of the few major distributions to delay releases if some major
bug is found, which speaks to their level of commitment to
excellence as opposed to marketing.ight require some prior Linux
knowledge to fully appreciate."