OK, I'm conflicted. I'm addicted! I love checking out all the stuff the free world has to offer. I started with Ubuntu, after getting bored with Windows (thanks for the helping hand into the world of GNU/Linux, Penguin Man!). About four months of satisfaction, I was getting nervous; so many things had updates, and Ubuntu wasn't pushing them. While most were minor (Firefox 1.5 instead of 18.104.22.168, or amaroK 1.37 instead of 1.38), I felt antsy not having the latest and greatest. I was going to got the route of Debian, father of Ubuntu, but my plans were intercepted when someone told me about Arch Linux; A speedy version of Linux tailored to the i686 archtechure. After a few conflictions with X (the day I installed it X.org 7 came out, so my install guide was out of date... yeah... had some setting up issues, there), I got it going and I've been very satisfied with it. And boy... I'm up-to-date as all hells. If you see their stats on distrowatch, most of the whole list is green'd out in up-to-dateness. However, I have not gotten USB setup, a major drawback. I can charge devices, but not communicate them with the computer. So I thought I would dabble on a little bit more with OSes. I was told Gentoo is the final GNU/Linux frontier... should I go that route? Or is it going to be too comparable to Arch that I will just be wasting time? Also, what is GNU/Hurd about? And I finally want to scope out BSD. FreeBSD and OpenBSD are the two choices, and members here are pushing OpenBSD. However, I'm afraid that, if my USB devices won't work in Arch... will they work in OpenBSD? Also, will it be a whole new set of lingo to learn?