Wow! Just how does it bypass ISP throttle, do you know? and just how much faster is it?
If you're serious about exploring deeper into Linux there are basically 2 dchools of thought.
1) Jump Right In - since being forced to fix and learn is the fast track
2) Gradual Transition -
a) LiveCD -because of LIve CDs and DVDs it is possible to try without serious commitment, Some even allow and encourage building your own system before burning but no real installation commitment eg: http://www.slax.org/
b) Parallel Install - After choosing a likely candidate install it in it's own partition(s) sand use Ubuntu to help you understand the new one as well as it's deeper differences edit Note This may be step one with distros like Arch and especially Gentoo where full-featured LiveCDs are not really possible
c) Choose - either switch, try another, or continue in parallel through upgrades or even use one as a test bed
Linux may nor always make it easy, but it does make it right.
So well that when I was typing this I did "dd" and was like "w*f, why isn't the line deleted" then I was like "oh... this isn't vim". xD
Edited by EpicToast - 5/15/10 at 2:41am