Since I do I lot of distro reviews, I thought it might be relevant to talk about what I run so you could get an idea of where I’m coming from.
Running on my main Linux machine (Super Mario), and my first intro into libre software, is Fedora. I’ve been using it since the Fedora 1 days and I’m currently running Fedora 18. I use this computer for surfing the ‘net tubes, Blender, email, word processing, spreadsheets, and some games. I also ran Mythdora (Fedora 8 ) on my MythTV box.
My old main computer (mario) was the guest room computer and it ran Debian 5. Currently
sitting unused in the basement taken to the dump to be recycled. The current guest computer is one I built and it ran the latest version of Linux Mint until I got tired of its lack of in-place upgrades. It now runs Kubuntu.
On my old print/file server box (luigi) I was running Debian. I started with Debian 3.x and upgraded every year or so when the opportunity presented itself. I ran this box headless and sshed into it. Now I run a Pogoplug that I installed Plugbox Linux (an ARM port of Arch) onto.
On my laptop (koopa troopa), I had Ubuntu 8.10. I think I started with a 2007 version of Ubuntu and dist-upgraded for a year or so. I mostly use my laptop for travel, but I occasionally use it to surf the net in bed or watch my MythTV programs in bed. I used Crunch Bang Linux for a while. Also ran Lubuntu 10.10. Currently it runs Fedora 18 with XFCE.
My old server (now dead), on which this blog was hosted, ran FreeBSD 6.x. It also ran headless with me sshing into it. I used to have 4 other computers running FreeBSD 6.x and 7.x for my render farm. I compiled all the software on there and ran them headless. When I moved, I gave them away.
Additionally, I had Windows XP machine which I use for playing computer games and doing my photography work. Now it’s a new machine I built that runs Windows 7.
My wife has an EEE PC running the default Xandros OS. And a main computer I built running the latest Kubuntu LTS release.