HB, you're splashing around in a pretty big ocean.
Every year or so I go to this site and burn 5 or 6 distros from this page. It's usually necessary, because the likelihood that ANY operating system is going to load perfectly on any and all hardware is exactly zero. E.g., I just downgraded a Win8 machine to Win7, and remembered that I have never, not once, had Windows automatically connect to the internet after I loaded it.
I've also burned discs of
"Presidents have been promising lower taxes since Washington crossed the Delaware by hand in a row boat. But our taxes have gotten bigger and their boats have gotten larger until now the president crosses the Delaware in his private yacht."--Will Rogers 1924
This^^ Knowing the Constitution makes for interesting trivia, but that's about it. In the real world, it's all irrelevant fluff. (I'm still waiting for someone to take up my Constitutionalist Challenge, btw. Perhaps someone at infowars is interested?)