So I know I've been going on and on about all these different Linux distributions I want to try. I do this over and over again. Currently I have an installation of Linux Mint 10, but as much as I love it, I want something new. I want to explore. Enter ArchBang Linux. The lovechild of Arch Linux and CrunchBang Linux, it has a beautiful, simplistic, lightweight OpenBox interface, with all the stability and security of Arch. Fairly new in its production, I'm a bit hesitant to venture into this OS, but then again, I've formatted my HD dozens of times because of failed ventures. So why not throw caution to the wind again, eh?
Note: I do recommend previously discussed operating systems. For anyone wishing to venture into Linux for their first time, Ubuntu or Linux Mint are definitely your best shot. If you have a bit of experience, and want to move into something cool like penetration testing, go for BackTrack or GnackTrack. They're both really great pentesting distributions, with basic, stable environments. Great for beginners. However Arch Linux is not so user friendly. The Installation UI doesn't do everything for you. There is a considerable amount of blood, sweat, and tears to be put into an Arch Linux or ArchBang Linux installation (both use the same installation UI). At nearly six years of experience with Linux, I still find Arch intimidating. I have yet to install it, or any Arch derivatives. DO NOT INSTALL ARCH OR ARCHBANG IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER. You could encounter serious issues and have to reformat your HD, resulting in a lot of time and effort wasted.