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PCLinux and Ubuntu are very popular these days. Both have good qualities for those new to linux. Alot of distros offer live CD, which is an excellent way to take a distro out for a test drive before you commit to installing to HD.
sometimes i am thinking about such a letter an linus torvalds..
you are a hero that you have created something like linux, now be a hero again and specify a linux distro as an official starter..
anyway my answer to this question, you could start even with gentoo(impossible to install for the most of the end-users) if you are motivated to learn about linux..or you can start with ubuntu, it is really easy and a good Operating System. I think it is like entering the swimming pool, you should just jump on it without thinking..install ubuntu, use it for some time, if you don't like it install something else..
My personal advice is Mepis or PCLinuxOS to start.
I love Slackware and it's great, but if you're not already familiar with computers and comfortable with doing things without being warned that it will break your system, don't use it (unless you just install everything). That said, many people have started with Slackware and done fine. Plenty of others could have started with Slackware and been fine. It depends on your level of experience--not necessarily with Linux but just computers/software in general.
Naveen Dirk- Please don't hijack threads. Create a thread for your problem. Also, there is no "Linux 9."
I'll put in a vote for KUbuntu. Why? I needed a liux box to do some development and googled and came up with KUbuntu. Installation was easy, actually couldn't be easier and had apache, php, MySql running within minutes. I told my associate who is in love with Debian about it and he made the switch and now we are working on some enterprise solutions using it.
I know nothing about the different distros but KUbuntu has virtually 0 learning curve.
here is our distro, this baby has and does everything PayPal ChilliDog (hybrid wifi hotspot), Astersik, FreePBX, PhP-Residence (hotel website and reservation systems), Firmware Mod Kit, etc... linux mce is not there now it will be in the next build or two.