Installing 2 or 3 Distros, broad experience
Hope I'm posting in the right section. I've been trying a few linux distributions as LiveCDs - Backtrack, Ubuntu, Sabayon, PCLinuxOS, Damn Small Linux... And I like them all, but now I'm trying to install a few to my external 80 GB USB Hard Disk and I can't choose...
I know that people say you just have to try different distributions and see how you like them, but my question is - which distributions should I install to experience greater variety? What I mean is, I read that Backtrack is Slackware based for example, and I really like it. I read that Ubuntu is Debian based, so does this mean the experience of using it (e.g. the terminal) will be different too? What I'm driving at is that which out of the 5 (or any other ones) I listed would you recommend I install to have a broader linux experience? I'm trying to keep about 20 GB free for backing up some data, so maybe I'll do 3 other 20GB partitions? Which 3 distributions would you recommend I get considering my goals? Or does none of this matter and I'm talking nonsense and I should just choose any one of them and install it? :)
I like backtrack cos it supported my wireless card out of the box, but I'm not too worried about out of the box compatibility, I don't mind getting my hands dirty!