I think the two best distrobutions for new Linux users are Fedora and Ubuntu. They are the most widely used, vastly supported, and seem to be as user friendly as Linux gets. Both of these distros come out with a new version every 6 months. Fedora just released Fedora 16 on Halloween (Oct.31, 2011). They both come in CD/DVD versions and both distrobutions have live discs which anyone can boot up and experiment with - without ever installing anything. If you would like to install a live distrobution to a USB stick you can follow the tutorial I posted earlier http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...b-disk-917161/
or you can use Fedora liveusb-creator to make one. It is all done from a GUI (Graphical User Interface) so that a novice can easily create a bootable USB stick. There is a Windows version of Fedora liveusb-creator as well. You can find the software here: https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/
. I think Ubuntu has a version of this software as well.
I haven't even heard of the distrobution you mentioned. It may be a great distrobution but for the reasons I mentioned above I would strongly reccomend Fedora or Ubuntu. I personally use Fedora.
Have fun and hopefully you will decide to become a full time Linux user once you realize how very powerful it is.