Originally Posted by stress_junkie
The only thing that I can think of off hand is that some distributions are starting to use GRUB 2 while others are still using the original GRUB. They are somewhat different.
There is also those using Lilo as well. So depending on where you install grub/lilo and in what order, you may have to manually configure some files. but it will all work
As far as using fedora, i am a big fan of fedora, but i am also branching out to debian based distros (debian, mint, etc) and minimal distros (arch, slack). i think its a good idea try a few out to see what you like.
Its all a personal preference from here =)