To learn linux, you need to have a full featured installation.
I would suggest something that works out of the box and needs minimal tweaking, like Ubuntu or its variants.
The first command u need on ur way to learn linux is
One thing u need to understand is that a full-featured distro is usually well documented
w.r.t. man pages and infopages. But these are compact and you need to first learn how to use
this documentation before these begin to make sense.
Put simply, the documentation is already in ur box. Use it.!!