Victim 1: "I thought I'd give Fedora a try, seeing as I've heard many good
things about it....Unfortunately, I remain somewhat thwarted in this
pursuit. Installation goes through fine, and it does boot to the section
where you can set up user account and time zone and so on. After that, it
freezes however."

Victim 2: "I have the same exact issue running ATI 9600 on my laptop."

Victim 3: "I have exactly the same problem."