Fedora has to compete with a one-disk install of Windows XP, that can be installed in an hour with no babysitting. Fedora installs require one to switch disk three or four times.
No way. Win XP comes with NOTHING. You can't even open ZIP file. FC includes thousands(?) of programs. Not a fair comparison. Since FC5, I only download the first two discs and do a minimal install. I then yum groupinstall Gnome, KDE, etc. Actual time I need to be present is about an hour - do XP and say 100 applications and tell me how long it takes you. Chris