I was in a car wreck December 26 2004 and suffered injuries from which I am still recovering and unable to work. Because of this I've had a LOT of time on my hands so I decided to check out a wide range of distros I'd never had time to check out before.
I've installed and used who knows how many in the past weeks and can say that over-all they all have some good and bad points.
SimplyMepis is my over-all favorite out-of-the-box distro because it has a very simple installation, excellent hardware detection,and is Debian based.
Gentoo is my personal favorite as I am an incurable 'tweaker'.
Debian is my second favorite.
What can I say? I'm a Linux junkie with a penguin on my back.
I'd say try as many as you have the time to check out and you'll likely find that 'just right' distro that fits your personality and needs.
Last edited by masonm; 03-10-2005 at 06:24 PM.