Sorry about the wrong pronoun earlier.
Originally Posted by KillerZen
im just going to switch to fedora, it seems that its compatible with all the specs of my system
Good luck, but I wouldn't recommend that.
I recently saw someone have better luck with Fedora than other distributions on a display issue, which I think is because that specific open source driver has had significant recent progress and Fedora is closer to the bleeding edge.
But generally Fedora is not beginner friendly and generally the bleeding edge means "not yet well tested" more often than it means "newer and better".
bleeding edge: Whenever software developers are working on the "cutting edge", their customers are ...
I was very happy with Mepis 7 and still am very happy using Mepis 8.0. Both were very good at bringing up obscure video hardware on many different computers with the vesa driver (once you learn that option to add during boot) and very good at switching to the non open source nvidia or ATI driver after install. Mepis 7 and 8.0 also are very beginner friendly in other ways.
I'm currently suffering through experiments with Mepis 8.5. The more I use it, the more I hate it. But I'm doing the same with Ubuntu 10.04 which I hate even more. Why have Mepis and Ubuntu both taken such big steps backward in beginner friendliness? (I'd still say Mepis is more beginner friendly than Ubuntu, but I would not say Mepis 8.5 qualifies as actually beginner friendly).