[SOLVED] What is the best Linux ditrib to begins use it?
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Start with any of the to 30 or so at distrowatch.com.
Start by using live cd's too.
Your hardware may be the single biggest reason to make a different choice. Second my be language support and applications.
Most distro's offer a way to update and a way to add in software. They also have some performance or target user. I think one may be inclined to look at pclinuxos maybe. http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=2 but read all the reasons any distro exists.
My first distro was PCLinux, and it's still my favorite (I'm a newbie like you). It was VERY easy to install, thanks to it's GUI. It comes with plenty of apps, and it uses the synaptic package manager, which makes updating and installing new packages easier. It has a ton of cool features for all levels of expertise, and the KDE desktop is the most user friendly, IMHO. It is a little resourse hungry, though, so don't try installing it on a 500MHZ PII with 256MB of RAM.
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Jessie, Sid/Experimental, playing with LFS.
If you have a look at DistroWatch you will see that Ubuntu is number 1, Mint (it doesn't say what version) is number 2, with Fedora, Debian, and OpenSuse taking 3, 4, and 5 (the last 3 swap about a fair bit with Debian averaging 4th).
Asking a question like this will get you many different answers and that is because it boils down to personal choice. I liked Ubuntu, Mint is OK, I love Debian, can't stand Fedora, and I know very little about OpenSuse so my answer would naturally go towards Debian and its derivatives (Ubuntu and Mint). As has been suggested download a variety, burn them as LiveCDs and give each a try for a day or so. You will see what you like.
I will say that while I liked Ubuntu you will find many ex Ubuntu users in LQ and many of us have moved to Debian. We all have our own reasons for our move to Debian. Mine was because I didn't like the direction Ubuntu was taking (I am not a fan of Unity) and the forum has issues that make it difficult to be a part of.