I haven't had the chance to use Backtrack. You see each individual uses their computer for different purposes, so there are Linux distros and other OSs that help you use your computer in the way you like.
So for what I understand Backtrack is mainly used for computer forensics and data lost recovery, which is good if you are into that kind of thing, or if you are an IT person working in an enterprise environment.
In my case I am a home user, so I like distros that have tools to let you do everyday things and is not too hard to use for grandma and grandpa.
However I do encourage you to try as many Linux distros and other computer platforms as you can. I mean you are in the school and that experience can be very beneficial for you; so you will have an advantage out in the market once you look for a job.
Backtrack is a derivative from RedHat, so you should also try Fedora, CentOS, Korora, and Scientific Linux, They all from the same mother. VirtualBox is a good tool for traying out different Operating Systems
Good luck to you!
Last edited by TroN-0074; 07-24-2012 at 06:57 AM.