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Pro Backed by one of the biggest Linux kernel contributors
Fedora is backed by RedHat, the 2nd biggest Linux kernel contributor in the world. Using a distribution made by RedHat means that it will be fine-tuned to work as efficiently as possible since it's made by the same people who work extensively on the kernel and know its ins and outs.
Pro Integration with GNOME
It perhaps has the best integration with GNOME (GNOME software works out of the box).
Pro Focuses on innovation
By using bleeding edge software, Fedora allows for innovation to take place by testing out things which other distros are not willing to try due to fears of having instability issues.
Pro Fast and stable updates
Pro Frees developers from some backward compatibility restraints
Fedora has a relatively short life cycle: version X is supported only until 1 month after version X+2 and with approximately 6 months between versions this means that a version of Fedora is supported for approximately 13 months. This promotes leading-edge software because it frees developers from some backward compatibility restraints.
Pro Strong commitment to free software philosophy
Pro Fast performance
Pro Huge array of binary packages ready to install
Pro Very good integration with Flatpak and Snap Packages
Pro Can still be installed in a bad sector on the hard disk
Pro Create user after the installation
Very good for selling PC‘s with Fedora.
Pro Linus Torvalds distro of choice
Pro Frequent updates to latest versions of software, so quick security and other bug fixes
Latest version software often means quick bug fixes, more useful features. For example, for a daily user of TeX, the latest TeX distro is a must. It's also useful to be able to use recent external hardware such as USB Wi-Fi dongles or printers.
Pro The best choice for sysAdmin and developers
Nearly flawless, perfect performance and consistency with development and operational software.
Pro Minimalist GNOME.
Fedora Workshop does not come with bloatware. It is a minimal GNOME installation, which makes it very simple and nice to use out of the box.
Con Updating to a new release can be problematic
While there are a few tools on offer that will upgrade an old Fedora release to the newest, there can often be problems with these methods. Some that may not even crop up at first but will show later down the road. Being that upgrading can be an issue, it can be exacerbated by the fact that Fedora updates every six month, which means twice a year there is a risk of completely borking ones install.
Con dnfdragora needs work
As the default package installer, this piece of software needs a lot more polish. It's not explicit in saying things are installed, more granularity in package selection is needed, and the ability to move columns around to see if you're installing the correct version.
Con Proprietary drivers are unsupported
Fedora does not support proprietary drivers, meaning that users may have problems with a lot of hardware when using Fedora. The software to make that kind of hardware work can be installed, but it can be done only through third-parties and it's not easy for the average user.
Con Optimus support is straight terrible
Running on a laptop with optimus gpu or the driver for your powerful gpu is not gonna happen.
Some packages may break, because there isn't an option to test them before rolling them out.
It is quite slow on some computers.
Con Not for beginners
It is not a user-friendly distro like ubuntu, PCLos. You will be required to learn a lot of commands even for simple activities.
Fedora was also the distribution of my choice until 86'ed. I have a subscription to Fedora Journal and learned about the decision this way. I looked it up in the Urban Dictionary (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=86%27ed) to understand the meaning of the word. Since I still use x86 hardware at home and can actually do everything with it, my disappointment is all the greater. I understand that there are pragmatic reasons for the decision, but I would have preferred a democratic decision. And the option to maintain the sources myself.
Support for 32-bit architecture ended with Fedora Release 30.
Con Controlled by big corpos
Con Too many changes to upstream packages leading to a "Fedora way" of doing things
Linux should be linux, but Fedora is constantly introducing breakage and changes which move things in the wrong direction and make things worse for everyone.
Con Wayland does not work with Prime/Optimus
On a pc with hybrid video, you must use Gnome on Xorg to let the Prime or Optimus technology work.