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We already have a lot of threads like this... I guess it's all a matter of choice, because if it would be a best distro, everyone would use it.
I like Fedora and it's easy to install if you wanna try it.
All are very close in terms of ease of use.
My vote goes to any number of Debian-based distros--eg Ubuntu, Mepis, Kubuntu (Ubuntu+KDE)
Or--anything that uses the Synaptic package manager--eg PCLinuxOS ( and all of the above)
Well I'm currently using gentoo..I don't know if it is the best to use, but is the best for me to try to learn linux. It takes like 2 days to install. I think when I did the gcc update it took almost 4 days to complete because I had to recompile everything twice. So if you want to learn it faster I would say gentoo, If you want a linux version similiar to windows, I would go with mandrake, or I think it is called mandrivia now. I used it before gentoo, everything seemed as simple as in windows.
This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.