Re: 8.04 and Fedora 10
Have all codecs installed for divx mp3 and other audio play back. Streaming radio stations.
Others have answered this
Playing encrypted DVD's.
Use compiz effects in Gnome. ( I have an nVidia FX card)
Enabled by default.
install fusion-icon for this.
Use Avant Window Navigator, plus extras.
Sorry, I don't use it...
Have Adobe Flash Plugin for youtube and other sites.
Visit adobe.com, download the 'yum repo rpm', install it manually and then install flash out of their repo.
Run Skype, amsn, pidgin.
Pidgin is default, amsn should be in repos, and skype may be difficult. Fedora doesn't package anything non-free. I might be in RPM Fusion. Read the fedora forums for help on this.
Easy ability to upgrade to the next version for example Fedora 11.
Look for preupgrade. It's the only sensible version-upgrade method i've ever seen in any distro. That said, i still think there is no alternative to a fresh install.
Just follow the directions from vmware when you download it.
Have the choice of KDE if I so wish.
Install from the KDE liveCD. Actually, for desktop uses you should always install from the liveCDs, as the configurations are designed for desktop use. The DVD often has things configured in really screwy ways (for desktop use).
Desktop: AMD Athlon64 X2 3600+, Nvidia 8600GT, 3GB RAM, 80GB hd, Windows 7 Beta
Lappy: Sony Vaio FW-140E, Intel P8400 2.26Ghz, 3GB Ram, 250GB HD, Intel x4500MHD, Windows 7 Beta & Kubuntu 8.10 w/ KDE 4.2