At first Fedora 8 looks quite good, has a good Live CD install, reminiscent of Ubuntu. The positive side is that it is based on the latest Kernel. It manages my Thinkpad T42 very well (suspend, hibernate work). But after a few days, one notice Fedora is not as stable as Ubuntu, for example:
- I have had weird behavior with windows not being updated properly
- I experienced big problems when playing with LVM,
- It is also a general impression when interacting with the system.
Ubuntu is IMHO still the king of distros.