I'm not sure if I missed your email or who knows what.... anyway, just get me a list of what you want and I'll get it out to you.
I just downloaded Mepis (sp?) today. It's a live-distro like Knoppix but it also installs from that same disk too.
I'm a BIG fan of Debain, and if you're looking for a distribution to do some learning... Debain is nice.
For you though, I'd recomend Fedora or Mandrake. Those distros will get you up and running and give you a solid machine on which to learn. Either way, welcome to the WONDERFUL world of post-Y2K linux. ;o)