Originally Posted by justin44
Which Linux Distros is the best for a beginner who wants to learn and use Linux?
First, and most important: Welcome to Linuxquestions.org!
Another important note: Welcome to Linux!
At the very least, you do have quite a variety of distros to choose from. Although this variety may seem to make your choice more complicated, variety is a very fortunate thing. Another poster mentioned virtual machines. They are an excellent idea when testing different distros just to see how they "feel" and function. I use Virtualbox
for running Windows within Linux every now and then, among other things. It's open source and an incredibly flexible product.
To help in recommending or suggesting certain distros, it would be helpful to know what your personal goals are, short term and long term. Are you into programming and development? Are you looking for a better, clearer picture of the fundamentals behind the linux operating system?
My beginning adventures into Linux started not unlike yours, several years ago. I had heard of it and wanted to try it. I tried various distros. I can't remember what my personal goals were (exploration was my motivation), but I do remember installing Slackware one day. I always seemed to keep coming back to that one.
Over time, I'd boot into Linux and investigate the overall functionality of it. I'd look at how to accomplish things in Linux that I was familiar with in Windows. Step by step, I'd build my ability to function, adapt and appreciate the flexibility of Linux.
There was not one magic day, but there was a point where I realized that I was using Linux more than Windows. Eventually, Linux became my primary operating system of choice. Booting my computer directly into Windows is now an exceedingly rare occurrence.
Now, I can't imagine not using Linux. I feel comfortable in it, even more comfortable than Windows.
Best of luck on your Linux journey.