There are many versions of Linux, but the two biggies seem to be Debian (on which Ubuntu and many other distributions are based) and Red Hat. Red Hat uses a commercial support model, so it is an example of a very different approach than Ubuntu. Many of the commercial applications of Linux are Red Hat. I suppose because of the support, but I’m pretty sure most VP’s in charge of things would alway pick the paid over the free version just because, well, they’re morons that way.
Anyhow, a fedora is a kind of hat (like Indiana Jones and Nick Danger, Third Eye wear) and the hat in Red Hat is a fedora. Therefor, Fedora is a version of Red Hat Linux. It’s the version that you don’t get with the paid support … rather, it is, more or less, the NEXT version of Red Hat. The test bed. The bleeding edge.
So, Fedora 13 Beta is tomorrow Linux, at least some times. And, according to the Mysterious JH of Linux in Exile, it rocks, more or less.
Meanwhile, I’m going to go check out Shotwell, as per JH’s suggestion.