Hope y'all won't rip me to shreds for asking this question..
It's been some time since I went for that myself so it's kind of hard to know what is the king on that market.
See I need this for my brother, he's a student at a university and really not interested in computers. His two computers has been braking down all the time from virusses etc and I had to fix them (and no I didn't intentionally leave out firewalls and virus scanners heh :P ).
I finally convinced him to let one of them be Linux so he could try it out and learn that stability is actually possible.
Now I'm working on getting Suse for him (got impressed by Yast when I took it for a quick spin over a FTP install) But since I lost this download once I want a backup plan. It has to be as easy as possible, he has plenty of work to do and as such he doesn't have the interest or even the time to really learn linux. So, something I can setup rather quick for him so it just works, with some kind of APT, URPMI solution so he can easily install new software he might become interested in.
Any good idea people ? I was thinking about Mandrake or Fedora Core 2, but do they have an extensive easy to use control panel by now ? (last MDK I tried was around 9.1 and FC 1 but I really didn't use Fedora myself).
I really wish for some help here. Hopefully even other linux flavors I haven't given a fair chance yet