Downloaded the usb creator for Windows and installed the KDE version. 1st time I did not understand the persistent memory and after booting all went well until I tried to do the update. Total disaster so back to the drawing board. Tried it again and set the persistent memory to 2048kb and reinstalled 12 KDE. Booted on my Compaq N610c and updated. Whew, it takes a l o n g time but worth it. No problems whatsoever and recognized my D-Link wireless.
Played with it for the day and liked it enough to install and remove the OpenSuse.
The OpenSuse GRUB I really liked and Fedora seems to have gone to the other extreme in this. Wish I could have kept the OpenSuse version. It even had a graphic for the Holiday Season.
I'm not really a Linux person in any depth so, could someone point me to an MP3 player that will play MP3s and M3U directly from the net. Amarok, Audacius 2 and Juk don't and I do not see plug-ins for them.
I had been looking for a usb stick Linux and was amazed all the others I looked at need a computer wizard to create and yet Fedora's was so easy. As a simple layperson enduser, other than Ubunto I do not see much difference between distros other than getting used to using the update and software management tools so it is not difficult to switch back and forth. I had been using OpenSuse, it having replaced Ubunto which I do not care for and b/c of the USB stick install ability, now from OpenSuse to Fedora.
The installer is a great feature, kudos to whomever thought of it and those who programmed it.