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That's debateable. Too many biased opinions there. The best answer you'll get is Mandrake.. I mean, try them and figure out which one you think is the best.
Mandrake has urpmi to help with dependencies. It's RPM based and was developed upon redhat, so there are alot of similarities and compatibilities.
Debian is pure volunteer. It's packages are easily installed with it's apt-get tool. It handles all the dependencies for you alot like urpmi.
Gentoo is a source based distro. This means the packages for it are compiled to optimize the distro for your system. This also means it takes longer to install though. Gentoo handles dependencies and package install through an system called emerge.
All major distributions have both kde and gnome (the big 2 desktop environments).
Redhat is more popular, so more people are familiar with it.
Mandrake is next, considered by many to be newbie friendly
SuSE is mentioned as being newbie friendly.
Gentoo and Debian have a geeky install and you may need more Linux knowledge before you try those (although you learn a hell of a lot installing them).