anyway try mandrake, or redhat, i Use mandrake and it's probaly the easiest install for beginner's. Most ppl have very little trouble installing it. You can download mandrake 9.1 from the website www.mandrake.com
I d'l on p2p network had no trouble with the iso's etc.... think you would be happy with it as a beginner. redhat and suse are both nice, But a little more trouble not alot
and like the last guy said corel does suck i bought it when it came out. and they, did quit producing it.. on a personal note i've never had too much trouble outta any distro.. a few problem's here and there most are fairly easy to fix.
Hope this help's