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Check your hardware against those distros you're interested in. Ubuntu is, in fact, the name of a distro. You can find that distro and many others here. There is no "best," only what "works best" for you.
for me ubuntu is the best distro for me ive tryed everything from mandrake to arch and so far ubuntu the debian based distro is amazing you have a really good package manager ( apt-get ) and it takes care of dependencies, ubuntu has a auto mount feature well thats the main reasons i use it .. if you want check out osdir.com for the screenshots