As far as my story goes: I was given a seconh hand computer that had windows98 on it. After some time (read days) it was infected. A friend agreed to give me a winxp cd but then for some reasons he did not (I am happy it worked that way).
Then another friend gave me knoppix - it was a miracle - but somehow something was missing.
Started disrtohopping -- Knoppix, Ubuntu, Debian and endless (almost all on distrowatch) variants.
Then installed slackware 12 - gasped in horror when the system booted to runlevel 3
After weeks of looking at the way slackware handled itself and its beauty of simplicity (still cannot belive that everything can actually be so simple) I am still stuck here
God knows when I am going to move on