GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a public domain, open-source GIS application native to UNIX-flavored systems. There is a Windows version, but it's buggy, and beyond my ability to install. For one, it requires "Cygwin", which has indecipherable installation instructions in its own right.
If I'm going to go to that much trouble and that steep a learning curve, I figure that I should finally stop procrastinating and just install some flavor of Linux.
And so, I'm asking for suggestion, feedback, and input on Operating Systems -- the one topic that makes Religion, Politics, and Sex seem tame in comparison.
What flavor of Linux/BSD/BFD/Whatever do you recommend?
Obviously, my recent political posts didn't engender nearly enough conflict and discontent to suit me.