"Liquid latex Fridays" will be added to the suggestion box at my employer later today. Thanks for the laugh.
For Linux, Debian is pretty much the granddaddy, and can likely be wrangled to do whatever you want. You seem the explorative type. If you're comfortable with Debian, figure out how to do whatever it is you're interested in on Debian and get on with it. Changing distros won't change your life.
Pretty much *any* distro can be wrangled to do whatever you want, it's just a measure of how much pain you're willing to endure in the process.
XFS is definitely worth a look if you're more focused on filesystem features.
I'm quite happy with both OpenSolaris and FreeBSD as desktops, as well as servers.
You didn't specify what your primary goals are for the system in question-- if you're looking for a general purpose web surfing/light development machine, OpenSolaris should be fine for you-- as long as you have at least a gigabyte of memory and a moderately fast processor.
FreeBSD's a lot less resource intensive in my experience-- I'm currently supporting two sites that still have Pentium III/600-based servers with uptimes approaching a year each. (Last reboot for each was due to a multi-day power outage.)
If you have VirtualBox installed, give both FreeBSD and OpenSolaris a whirl, see what you think.
The National Museum of the US Air Force is worth a look if you're passing through the Dayton area along I-70. You can easily spend an entire day there, but it's segmented into different exhibits that you can pick/choose from to fit your allowed time. Lots of nearby hotels, as well.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint made by BT against BSkyB's "free" broadband campaign last year.
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I finally did it. I've ordered a new Mac with the intention of switching the majority of my computing tasks to a Mac...
According to this article on TheRegister,
"The attempted deposition will be seen by many as SCO's latest gambit to unmask Jones, who, it has claimed, to be in reality a group of IBM employees or an individual paid by IBM to portray SCO in an unfavorable light. Quoting press articles, SCO's action claims IBM "funneled" between $40,000 and $50,000 into Groklaw, which tracks the minutiae of SCO's cases against Novell and IBM. Also cited as proof of bias is the fact Groklaw is hosted for free on IBM servers at ibiblio.org. According to SCO, Jones has important information and has avoided its subpoenas by going on holiday.
http://seo.belchfire.net/search-engine-optimizati"...Webalizer is the default tool provided by most hosting providers (Any CPanel users out there? This means you!), not because it is particularly useful to their customers, but because it has several advantages for them over much better and more current tools. Namely, it's free, fast and light on your host's system resources. Meaning, they can include it with your hosting package and it scales nicely as they add more customers, all with no expensive licensing costs. What you probably aren't aware of is there hasn't been a new version and haven't been any updates to Webalizer since 2002."