A rootkit just demolished my windows install, and I thought I might try to make the switch to Linux.... again
My computer is custom built and I have had problems making everything play nice together in the past.
3.1GHZ i3 Dual core with Hyperthreading
10GB PC 1600(I think) RAM
ASUS Xonar DX Sound Card w/ 5.1 Surround sound speakers and a mic plugged into the back, and headphones plugged into the front jack
Two 1GB GeForce GTS 450's in SLI with three 1080P monitors
Three Disk RAID 5 Array using my mobo's raid hardware.
What I use it for:
Apache/mySQL/PHP5 for hosting forums
Require Telnet/FTP access for remote administration.
Minecraft Server (Private Server)
Surround Gaming via Cedega and Wine (I need to be able to treat my monitors as one wide display for gaming)
I don't mind an advanced installer like Arch, I installed Gentoo from a stage 1 tarball back in highschool out of boredom. But the main worry I have is that I use a Dvorak Keyboard so whatever distro I go with needs to be able to change the keyboard layout early in the installation.
Thanks for the help, if you have a similar story please share any lessons learned