I took a look at Cortex a couple years ago and still have the PDF of the rulebook on my hard drive. I definitely liked what I saw, but I'd like to give FATE a shot just because it seems so different from the systems I usually play.
I've actually considered Cortex as more of an alternative for Savage Worlds, on a mechanical level, at least. I'll keep in mind its narrative applications if FATE doesn't pan out. Thanks!