A while ago, when I borked my system with a sloppy upgrade from Sarge to Etch (which are versions of Debian), I tried PCLinuxOS
, and it is quite easy. The forums are helpful, too. Another good one is Freespire
, or, if you're willing to part with some money, then Xandros
is quite easy too (there is a free 30 day trial). I used SuSE years ago (it was my second distro, after having used Corel), and it was good (see openSUSE
is also renowned as an easy distro, as is Mepis
Mepis, Freespire, Xandros, and Ubuntu are all based upon Debian; so, if you're looking for something more different (from Ubuntu), then perhaps either Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, or OpenSUSE would be worth looking into.