A two part review
Dare you trust Fedora Core 6 to production servers or desktops? Yes. If
they are not mission-critical systems and you can tolerate downtimes, if
you are diligent about keeping security patches applied, and if you are
willing to trade extra work in exchange for getting your hands on
enterprise-worthy bleeding-edge applications. Nothing beats a production
environment for testing- no test lab can possibly duplicate all the
factors real users will inflict on your innocent computers. If you want
something that Just Works, don't use early Fedora releases.
Be sure to read the release notes and other documentation. The Fedora
project is absolutely dripping with good documentation.
Please keep in mind that you can contribute by posting good bug reports
and helping other users on the mailing lists, support forums, and Wikis.
You don't have to make it your life's work- a little bit from everyone
adds up to a lot. "