As my exploration of GNU/Linux continues, I've decided to move from perhaps the most user-friendly distros (http://www.ubuntu.com) to one of the "hardcore" distros, Gentoo (http://www.gentoo.org).
Now, many Ubuntu users will be perplexed as to why I would move away from the most supported linux distro....
Because it's fun.
That's right, linux started out as a hobbyists operating system, something people would develop and use for the pure enjoyment of it. While projects like Ubuntu are bringing linux closer to becoming a real option for the average desktop, most distrobutions are still very much just for fun. (http://www.dreamlinux.com.br, http://www.sabayonlinux.org, http://www.damnsmalllinux.org)
Anyway, if you're interested in some Gentoo fun, check out gentoo.org!
Follow the handbook installation process for a flawless install (Gentoo Handbook)