Originally posted by: Flatline
However, I personally can't get around spending so many $$$ on proprietary hardware and software in order to have a brand-name 'nix machine at my desk; this is one of the things that kept me away from slowaris for so long.
Then dont. Buy a Mac. Darwin is Open Source software, and the only part of an Apple machine that is really closed is the equivilent of the x86 chipset.