My system: T43p running Debian unstable
Kernel: 188.8.131.52 Patches: CPU Undervolt CPU: Pentium 4M undervolted (1196, 1052, 956, 860, 780, 700) -> no CPU errors, but this is about the limit that I can go.
Video: fglrx 8.24.8 <- when is this darn thing going to support composite? Xorg 7.1 supports it...
Thinker et. al.'s custom fan control daemon Enabled special keys, etc.
Gnome or KDE? KDE. I know this is subjects of constant flame-waring, but Gnome's file picker bugs the heck out of me, and I just simply can't stand some of the UI design choices they made and correlated lack of customizability. KDE is extremely pretty, and the QT licensing issues of the past are now resolved.
Firefox or IE? Come on, really... APM or ACPI? No, really, come on. Alsa or OSS? I mean it, stop now.
Java or C++? Uhh... C. I really must become more proficient in C++.
Gentoo or Debian? Debian for now, but keep in mind I ran slackware until 2002 (eventually got fed up with lack of releases and package management.) I am keeping a close eye on Gentoo though, as I do apprciate custom compilation. However, one can always do this with Debian too, with a small bit of effort. Debian's release schedule (even for sid) is also a tad slow...
Suspend or suspend2? I just use the built-in 2.6 kernel suspend -- I don't need encryption or any other fancy stuff.
Blondes or brunettes? Never dated a blonde, so I wouldn't know yet. There is always hope! :)