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Distribution: Any nix or other OS I can get my hands on!
I have used them all, a friend gave me a pclinux big daddy cd and I was amazed at how all my hard ware just worked with out any further ado. It is a great distro and I would recommend it to any one interested in a distro that just plain works.
Well, I vote ubuntu, if for no other reason than the fact that ubuntu has introduced a huge number of people to linux. Many of them (including me!!) are here to stay, and are happy they made the switch.
Zenwalk 4.0 is impressive, and was not too difficult for this linux novice to try out and have fun with.
Well here is my first post..! I vote for open suse since i use suse for a long time. The main reason for this is that this distro has the best language support for my mother language (greek). I have tried a lot of distros but always at the end i go back to suse.
Have to give my vote to Puppy Linux. This small distro boots to desktop in under 1 minute and has all the apps you need. The forum is the best I've seen. Very friendly and fast replies. A new version is released every 6-8 weeks, and consistently gets better and better. I was a Ubuntu fan, but got tired of waiting for it to load. If you've never tried Puppy Linux, download it (50-80 Megs), and pop in the live cd.
You WILL be amazed!!
It's been a year of many good distros. But PCLinuxOS gets my vote for several reasons: Live CD to check your hardware, easy install to disk, gorgeous, easy to update, far simpler to get to full web compatibility than almost anything out there (multimedia codecs just one apt-get or Synaptic search away), and a civil and and responsive forum. And wait till you see .94!