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fedora 10 ( soon 11) in no way shape or form resembles fedora 4 ( except for a better gnome desktop) Kde went from 3.5 to 4.2
there is built in support for wireless and "flash usb" drives -- your ipod . fedora started using "pulse audio" in fedora 8 .
there is a new package manager -- introduced in 9 or 10 .There is a new "NetworkManager" replacing "Network" service.
fedora 10 uses gcc 4.3 -- fedora 4 i think might have had gcc3.4 ( or 4.0 at the most)
most old code ( older than 2 years) will need editing in order to build . if it built using gcc4.1 it still may need editing for gcc 4.3 ... no and on ...
in fedora 10 the root login is disabled
-- this is one of the changes , in fedora 9 there was a nag screen warning you in 10 it is disabled
use " su -" from the terminal to launch a program as root
if you search the forum there is a hack to " sort - of - fix it " but there can be unintended consequences
You can still login as root on a non-gui shell, and then launch another X session on the next available screen (would be :1 as I assume). Then again, most GUI config tools can be launched from any user account, though a root password will asked.