grantmeaname wrote:Yeah! Flip, jbi, notfred, Forge and I are total dicks who foam at the mouth anytime a forum poster insinuates that anything other than linux is better than linux for any purpose.
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Indeed. Don't go characterizing me into a corner and denying me a good public frothing. I love to get my irrational rant on, especially in public. I also have a neckbeard! I regrettably never lived in my mother's basement, however. I do feel that's a failing of mine.
I have tired of keeping my Gentoo install afloat once again. I will soon be organizing several tester machines and installing and evaluating pretty much any/every linux distro that catches my eye. If there is interest, I may start a mega-thread or series of threads with my notes/impressions/etc of each and every distro I eval. Currently I'll be looking at Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Mint, LMDE, Fedora, CentOS, Debian, Arch Linux and possibly any others that catch my eye.
I'm going to be trying them out on at least one desktop and one laptop each. Ideal end-deployment targets are my Nehalem/Nvidia desktop machine and my Sandy Bridge/Intel X220 laptop. I may throw my HP Elitebook 8530p in there to get an ATI experience, as well. I'm curious how their closed and open source drivers are doing at the moment. The primary targets will be evaluating both BIOS and UEFI booting, as well. I'd like to transition to UEFI everywhere as soon as I can, for ease of multi-boot if nothing else, so that's a big criterion for me.