"I like fast, stable and up to date distros. But of course most
of them say that...
If you want a distro that's closer to UNIX than Windows (with
graphical applications as well) give this a try, but don't expect
to get it working out of the box. It's made in such a way that it
will give you a few headaches to get up and running. If you enjoy a
good challenge it will not disappoint you.