Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0
Fedora or Mint is what I would recommend to you.
I honestly wouldn't recommend Fedora as for the predominately FOSS nature can make installing drivers a pain for new users who don't want to learn. At least if you're running hardware that requires 3rd party / closed drivers such as broadcom wireless chips which are wildly popular with OEM's these days.
Linux Mint Debian Edition or Ubuntu would be my recommendations as they'll make drivers a cinch ( more so with Mint as it includes them, while Ubuntu allows you to install them but doesn't provide them from the get go ).
And I agree with Ironman, you'll have to allow yourself more time than just a day or two to get used to the new operating system. You don't just download Photoshop and automatically become a pro at it, same goes for an OS, you have to give yourself time to adjust to the way things are done, where they are located, and what programs you'll need for suitable Windows counterpart replacement.Edited by Shrak - 11/6/12 at 2:30pm