Not yet, but I have a 1.66 Mhz XP computer on my floor that is gutted. I am thinking of getting a CD Disto of Linux and running it from the DVD-RW, and using a wiped reformatted Hard Drive to save my "homework" on.
I am not sure yet, still deciding. The steep learning curve is what I am interested in.
I am thinking of learning LISP for the prog lang (also considered steep learning curve)
... seems to have the same philosophy as Linux... options.
Any thoughts?? If the LISP comment is picked up... please drag it to the appropriate board