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Pretty much as everyone has said it's buntu, Mint, or Fedora. But there are stickies at the top of this section that cover this type of question. Plus one has a neat little test that help find the distro that matches your views and skills.
     
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Ubuntu for desktop use, and if you plan on doing anything work related with Linux, try CentOS.
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post #13 of 54
Ubuntu or Mint. I personally prefer Mint 11 as it's also very easy to use and I don't like the new ubuntu look.
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post #14 of 54
all the ubuntu suggestions make me sad panda

its ok to get your feet wet, but if you want to learn, i advise against it lol

and even for getting your feet wet, something like mint will treat you better...

i suggest fedora its quite awesome really... OR you could rock with something like arch as there is a million guides to hold your hand through everything even though you are doing complex stuff

or you could jsut be like me and fall in love with crunchbang
Kinda meh now...
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post #15 of 54
I concur... Ubuntu is pretty much the Windows of Linux.
Oh, I forgot. You can't make that comparison here.

Anyway, I suggest Mint, or indeed Arch if you have another PC on which you can look up all the documentation. It's so well-documented, it's not hard to get going even with an initially command line-only interface.
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Mint.
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Is there a specific version of linux that works well on raid? I'm having a hard time installing whilst keeping my install of windows.
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I'm using mint currently on a small 16gb usb pendrive and I'm impressed so far. Only thing missing is my steam games!
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I'm using mint currently on a small 16gb usb pendrive and I'm impressed so far. Only thing missing is my steam games!
Then install steam in wine.
    
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Is there a specific version of linux that works well on raid? I'm having a hard time installing whilst keeping my install of windows.
Ubuntu does that. Last time I checked, you needed the alternate installation DVD, however.
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