Well I've finally concluded my latest round of Linux upgrades. I originally planned on migrating my Linux box to RH Linux 8 but apparent kernel related incompatibilities prevented me from doing so. So in my desperation I decided to give good ole Gentoo Linux a shot. For those of you who don't know - Gentoo is a highly customizable version of Linux that (1) requires you to install the system manually and (2) requires you to compile the system software and libraries from scratch.
Obviously installing and configuring a Gentoo system requires a much larger time commitment than other Linux distributions. But its nice to have a system which is 100% customizable to your needs and doesnt install a bazillion utilities and applications by default that you will probably never have an actual use for.
So if you have some time on your hands and want to learn a bit more about the inner workings of Linux - I suggest you give Gentoo Linux a run for its money.