Operating System Experiences
- News - Linux weekly news
- News - Linux daily news
- Linux Magazine - Excellent news, tips, and free old articles.
- Distro Watch - Good place to help you choose a UNIX distribution is with news and links.
- GNU/Linux Mint - my current favourite OS: much friendlier, easier to install, and better than Windows XP.
- Raspberry Pi GNU/Linux - Debian optimized for the amazing Raspberry Pi microcomputer
- Ubuntu Had the best of everything being small, with Gnome and apt but went astray.
- Fedora - Well supported but can be a bit too bleeding edge for home use
- Knoppix - Had a good range of hardware support and standard packages like Java.
- Solaris - Perhaps the best general operating system that I have used.
- Red Hat - The new mainstream server OS standard.
Apple Mac OS X
If you were wondering about using an Apple Xserve or anything running MacOS X at the centre of your infrastructure, I would strongly advise against that idea.
Generally Yahoo provides useful web searching and great financial data, but Google has a Linux specific page that helps getting support for odd bits of hardware.