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What's the best version of Linux out there for a curious beginner that will allow for quick learning and still be able to be challenging on a semi-developed linux mindset?
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I feel Ubuntu is a very beginner friendly Linux distro.
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I feel Ubuntu is a very beginner friendly Linux distro.

agree!!!
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any specific versions of ubuntu?
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Arch totally. The wiki/forum documentation is absolutely phenomenal.
    
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any specific versions of ubuntu?

kubuntu, gobuntu, edubuntu and xubuntu.


it's all based in debian.
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Arch totally. The wiki/forum documentation is absolutely phenomenal.
I don't think anyone who has never used Linux before would be able to set-up their own graphical desktop.

I'd say Ubuntu until you get used to the terminal, then you can do Arch
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any specific versions of ubuntu?
i recommend Kubuntu 11.04. it's solid and friendly, with a few small items that will force you to learn more about linux in order to optimize.

i love it.
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I learned on Ubuntu because it is easy to do what you need to do. In the meantime, I learned how Ubuntu works. Eventually, I realized that I do not like how Ubuntu works and moved on to Arch. And finally, I am working with Gentoo... thanks, Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu and as well as Fedora 15 variant.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/15
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