@AC 12:28 (was: Re: Software Defined Network/Radios/Whatever, and other damn lies and delusions)
This machine (my main day-to-day portable & desktop device) is a near-10 year old HP Pavilion 5000 series laptop, with docking station when at home. It runs slackware-current. It also runs my businesses, without a hiccup in all that time.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is my mantra.
No, I'm not an idiot. Yes, I take daily incremental backups, weekly full backups, and have several alternate bits of hardware that can take over ... the GNU tool-set makes that easy.