I've been running every version of Fedora since Fedora Core 1 too. Fedora 19 has been fairly solid for me. I actually started with Redhat 4.2 long before Fedora. What desktop (window manager) do you run?
Technically, if it runs an Intel/AMD compatible, it should work fine. The UEFI boot setup on newer machines has me a little nervous though. I've read reports that trying to install Linux on some UEFI-based machines is futile; not all manufacturers care about what consumers actually want to use.
Do a web search for your model and see if anyone has tried Fedora on it. If it's a popular model, then you may just have some luck.
To make things easier for yourself, have you looked at Android tablets? Android runs the Linux kernel, and for a tablet interface, it's probably better suited for data input. The ARM processors in Android tablets are phenomenal for battery life.
Oh, and they do have a Fedora cut that runs on Android tablets for the adventurous...
Strange that they say they make a steel front base but not a steel rear base...
I don't like the aluminum because the finish wears off so easy that they soon look like ****.
The rear base on an 03A3 would have one hole - the front has two, so trying to mod a second front base would be a trick. I have a steel weaver blank about 12" long, I just need to figure out the dimensions and get a scope base made.
The S45 is for multiple actions... the 45 just happens to also be the front base for the 03A3.
Sharpies work wonders for touching up anodized bases.
Now I need to have some steel scope bases made because that aluminum junk from weaver sickens me (nope, they don't make steel bases for an 03), and buy a Vortex 6.5-20 scope and it will be a rifle! :-D
Overall, I was happy with the Weaver aluminum bases paired with the Weaver steel Grand Slam Rings. I think they're a solid value. Unfortunately Weaver is missing the rear steel Grand Slam base for the 03A3, as far as I can see.
Weaver does offer the front S45 03A3 base in steel. My reference says the base is quite thick (0.396"); can you modify another S45 base to fit the rear?