So I decided that I wanted to start all over. Wipe the system clean and start fresh. So I did just that. Backed up all my docs, wiped the system and started a clean install.

However, rather than do a full install I did a custom install that just put the absolute bare minimum on the machine to operate. So I have been picking and choosing what exactly is being installed by the way of apps. In some ways its been kinda tedious, in others enlightening.

So what do you say? Do you like to have complete total control over every item that goes into you Linux system, or do you like a well put together distro that installs a good base of applications to get you up and running quickly?