I've been a slacker since 1995 .... OK I been a slacker since 1955, and a Slacker since 1995
My answer is if you have to asked then use Redhat or Mandrake, it does the best job of seeing devices like
sound and video cards.
The question is what do you want to use it for? To replace
Windows? Or learn Unix/Linux administration? Or because
you friends use it?
That being said, if the orginal poster had taken 10 minutes to click back threw older post, he/she would have
seen that this question is asked (it seem like) every day.