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Hi and welcome to LinuxQuestions. Your question has been asked and answered many times. It's a bit like asking what is is the "best" flavour of ice cream. Nowadays there are many LiveCD's of various distros. I'd suggest that you try out a few and see which one is most to your taste.
I always advise laptop users to get a distro that makes it easy to encrypt their files. That way, if your computer is ever stolen they can't steal your identity as well. Mint and Fuduntu will do this at installation. Mint is the distro most often recommended to beginners. Fuduntu tries to keep power usage down, which is useful if you ever have to run of the batteries.
I'd just add that it depends on what you want from your Linux distribution. If you want to be a Linux geek, try Slackware. If you want a system that is very user friendly, many of the above suggestions will work for you. I really like Linux Mint.