Hi, I recently installed Fedora on my new job laptop. The choice of fedora was not actually mine, but my boss'. I have gentoo installed on my personal laptop and also gentoo on a server I manage at home.
There are a few things that disappointed me, so I thought I would share them here so you can improve the installing process.
I booted into the fedora dvd (after having repartitioned Vista to a smaller size),partitioned my drive (no ReiserFS?), and proceeded.
I selected and deselected packages as needed, also including kde and deselecting gnome since I like kde better.
Took a while to install 918 packages, and it rebooted.
At the first boot, first disappointment: I was dropped to a shell; kdm didn't start automatically.
I logged in as root, realizing that the installing procedure didn't ask me to create a normal user (!!).
I created a normal, unprivileged user, and lauched kdm by hand.
I logged in and started exploring kdm.
Onening a Konsole, I found out that, after su-ing, I wasn't able to call superuser programs (like ifconfig). The reason was, the path for superuser didn't include /usr/sbin and /sbin.
Also, the screen rendering was pretty slow. I found out that the nvidia driver was not installed; I had to download them from the nvidia site (why not put them in the package manager? other dists do (namely, gentoo)).
After having installed and configured the nvidia drivers, and turning on the 3D acceleration, the desktop become decently responding.
All of these issues are quite basilar (creating an unprivileged account, setting up kdm ad startup, setting up path for the shell, installing video drivers (at least for the most commons video cards). The average user could easily miss some of these steps, or having to browse the web to correctly set things up.
PS: this post isn't intended to flame or anything; it's just some constructive criticism.