I'm a bit new to the forum, but I wanted to add my positive impression about FC8. I have been using linux for simple servers for years but never found any distro likable enough for a workstation. This last year I have used FC7 at work on my desktop and I had a few problems with it. Things are a pain to get to work sometimes compared to XP.
Anyway, I have now set up dual boot on my Laptop, an HP nc6000, with FC8 and XP and I find myself using FC8 more than XP. I have gotten all network shares working, I can play all necesary media, wireless works (after a small hickup) and I have all the tools I need to complete my work. Finaly I have a stable and easy to use platform using my favorite operating system! (Although it seems to drain my battery quicker than XP) There are still some bugs/annoyances that I would like to have fixed, so I give it a 4/5. The problem getting windows users over to linux (atleast for me) is ease of use and I feel that is being addressed on all fronts lately.
Keep up the good work developers!
PS. I also switched to FC8 x64 on my work desktop and everything is working there as well (with 3 screens too!)