For the last year or so, I have kept a Raspberry Pi 4 mini-computer on my desk at work, under and behind my display screen. I have been doing this primarily to determine of it is stable enough to put into a production use. The results are still inconclusive.
What hardware types it runs on: Windows runs on Intel- or AMD- versions of the x86 architecture (in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors) and on ARM-based microchips (in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors). So does MacOS. And so does Linux. Linux also is available for a lot of other computer architectures, from 20-year old PCs to datacenter mainframes.
Linux is "free software". It has been developed in a cooperative business model, and you can get it without paying for it. The hundreds of programmers that make a living developing and maintaining it get paid by companies that need to make sure it has the features they need for their use of it, but they have agreed to freely share the results of their work with the world.
Fedora is a Linux DISTRIBUTION.
A distribution is like a grocery store brand name. All grocery stores sell more or less the same products, but they cater to different audiences. All Linux distributions contain the exact same operating system kernel, and mostly the same programs, but they cater to people with slightly different taste and style.
Almost all of them, however, fall in one of 3 major groups: Red Hat (Red Hat Enterprise Linux or RHEL, Fedora, CentOS), Debian (Ubuntu, Mint, many more) and SuSE Linux (a German enterprise software company). Between these groups, some of the practical aspects of system administration are different. The commands to update the system with the most recents "patches" (corrections) and feature enhancements are different. The files you may need to edit to tweak the setup of the system are in different places in the filesystem. The desktop may look different.
I have used the Red Hat group of systems for as long as I have used Linux, and for most of that time, I have used Fedora Linux.
This is not a lot less than what you might get a small Windows laptop for at the new years sale at you local office supply store, and you might put Fedora Linux on that as well. If your goal is to learn about Linux and to play around with simple programming, that may be better for you.
The point of the Raspberry, is that it is intended to be used to build systems that sit in a closet and run forever away from people that look at a screen. In addition to the usual connectors for disk drives, displays, keyboards and network cables, it has a place to connect relays and sensors.
In my work environment, I have a "professional" version of this. A swiss-built very compact computer with a 64-bit x86_64 CPU, 4 high-speed network ports, 8GB of RAM and and SSD system disk. But I am not quite willing to spend that much on a firewall for my house.
On the other hand, the Debian/Ubuntu/Raspbian systems are different enough from Fedora, that I always get confused when I ned to adjust something. So when it was announced in 2022 that Fedora was becoming available for the Raspberry, I jumped at it.
I have now been using it for a little over a year, and my experience so far has been:
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To change this, we first resize the mmcblk0p3 partition from 6GB to 60GB:
resizepart 3 100%
Then resize the PV to fill the partition:
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