Originally Posted by Mortosa
asking which nix distro is the best is like asking "what is your favorite food", everyone is going to have a different opinion.
As for your question, I really would try Ubuntu. Its user friendly and its has a loot of online support. Not only that but there is a repo called medibuntu (check out the website www.medibuntu.org
) that has all the media stuff you will need. It will even tell you how to add their repository.
Hah, you used my reference to food in a different context.
Anyway, like I said and a few others did, it really depends on your personal preference.
Linux distros aren't one size fits all like Windows (or none, depending on how you look at it :P)
To get something up quick, try out Fedora and Ubuntu, but don't just download those and settle. Try out all the distros you can get your hands on...