I ended up starting linux by using ubuntu 11.10, which I was amased when It ran on my toshiba satellite l30, although as time went by it became slower due to the fact that ubuntu simply kept becoming more resource hungry and my old system simply couldn't keep up. (It only had a single core and 512MB of ram) So I ended up being able to aquire some newer (But still ancient) hardware and it chugged along nicely again. Over time I had to keep aquiring newer hardware as Ubuntu simply kept bocoming too laggy, I never quite understood why Canonical kept making it soo heavy. Back around the start of this year I ended up discovering that Ubuntu's Unity contained spyware, possibly one of the reasons why it was soo slow, so as a result I have distro jumped to Lubuntu and modified it to my liking. (A custom distro)
However I do have concerns over what Canonical will do to Ubuntu next, such as include the spyware, not only worse in unity , but I believe that they may even put spyware into the very core of Ubuntu to the point that it would infect all the flavours and forks that use Ubuntu's core. This would make them as bad, if not worse, than Apple and Microsoft. I also have reasons to believe this theroy is correct, as In the latest pre-release of Ubuntu the spyware is worse with about 20 different sites that all keystrokes get sent to. (It actually says in the legal blurb that Ubuntu records keystrokes, and last time I checked that is spyware)
So yea, thats why I'm here.
I'm trying to see If I can use something like remastersys to make a fork of debian, that way I wouldn't have to worry about the things I just mentioned. So far apart from the bug I am having with openbox in the LXDE version, I really like debian!