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Ok, if you managed to get through and actually install it then it's just a matter of addressing the issue at hand.
It's probably just a problem with the nVidia driver. Go to the directory /etc/X11 and do sudo nano xorg.conf
Find the line that describes your video card and see what driver is listed. It should be "nv". If it is and it's not working, change it to "vesa". That will at least get you into X and you can fix the problem from there.
Ubuntu is not the "Best". There is no "best" distro. I personally think Ubuntu is good, but horrible at the same time. I could go on for paragraphs about why I don't like Ubuntu, but why should I? When I have previously done it, no one has listened.
Anyway, if you are looking for the "best" disto, go to http://www.distrowatch.com and try every distro in their Major Distrobutions list. You'll find your favorite, which would be the "best" in your opinion.
You have to keep in mind that it's virtually impossible to design a distro that will work by default with every possible combination of hardware out there. The developers do the best they can, but there is no perfect distro. For that matter you could have a bad download and/or burn.
If you're unsure about Ubuntu try SimplyMepis and see how it does for you. Warren does a pretty good job with his distro.
Also, check out Suse as well.
You have tons of options, just find one that feels right to you, just know that none of them are perfect.
There's nothing that says you have to only use one distro.
Look at me. These are the ones that I'm currently ussing: Fedora...CentOS...Ubuntu....Solaris. At one point I had Linspire...but I didn't like it....hey...I might even Try Some BSD. You don't know your favorite until you try a whole bunch... I favor the Red Hat based ones myself... but that's just me!
Distribution: Arch, CentOS, Fedora, OS X, SLES, Ubuntu
I used to recommend SuSE for its ease of use for new users and plentiful GUI system administration tools, but I've really been impressed with Ubuntu this past year. I think it's a great distro for those beginning to use linux, or for non-power users.