My Own Linux Box
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
For a while, now, I've been "around" linux users. They talk up the OS like its the best things since the invention of the personal computer.
While I was at the University of Florida, I got my first taste of using *nix, as my internet account was on a unix machine. So, I was able to learn some basic *nix commands. Ever since then, I made it a point to keep a unix shell account somewhere (something I still have with Freeshell).
Now, I actually have a linux box to call my own. I ordered a nice little laptop off of eBay and loaded a Ubuntu linux on it. I've kinda always played around with the idea of having my own linux machine, but couldn't pull myself away from Windows (and, for some things, I still feel more comfortable using Windows). That's why I got this computer.