After my minor preupgrade dilemma, I’ve had a few hours to use and decide upon Fedora 12.
The preupgrade process took only about 30-40 minutes (for the download) on a pretty speedy connection. The downloads were approximately 1600 rpm packages.
After I changed the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use the “nouveau” driver instead of the “nv” or “nvidia” drivers, I rebooted (I know I could’ve changed to runlevel 5 from another tty) and got graphical interface back.
I see that I’m running a 2.6.31 kernel (126.96.36.199-127.fc12.x86_64).
I’m still running everything in ext3 although once I back everything up, I plan to change that.
I grab network connections quickly (wireless, that is). Suspend and resuming from suspend both work flawlessly.
I’ll test audio later on to see how well I do.