QUOTE(jcp @ Oct 3 2009, 01:06 PM)
now could someone explain what a kernel is?
Cj didnt you say your were basically re writing the windows kernel on a pc of yours?
Im def gonna try bsd. It sounds like something I might like. Thanks for the run down.
O and no one has answered my main question. haha. I think I dont have a prob with ubuntu I just dont want to be using the same distro as so many n00bs.
debian vs. fedora?
Downloading them both now.
Debian beats fedora, easily. It will be a very easy change for someone who is used to Ubuntu or Mint, since they're both based off Debian.
If you want to try something different, then Fedora. It's based off the other major distro, Red Hat.
If you want a power user distro, then Arch is the way to go. If you're retarded and think compiling everything you want to install is fun, then go Gentoo.
In my opinion, Gentoo is a very crippled distro. The only real advantage to it is it's security and scalability, which, despite popular belief, isn't much greater than even the most bloated mainstream distributions, like Mandriva or Suse.