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im new to linux so i need one with an easy interface that still has good performance.

HELP A NEWB OUT!
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Easy interface...

Ubuntu is good, relatively easy to use...
Haven't used many others, but I liked Ubuntu from the time I used it.

For gaming on Linux, there isn't much you can do except to hope that the games you play will work with wine/cedega unless they are compatible with Linux.
    
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Easy interface...

Ubuntu is good, relatively easy to use...
Haven't used many others, but I liked Ubuntu from the time I used it.

For gaming on Linux, there isn't much you can do except to hope that the games you play will work with wine/cedega unless they are compatible with Linux.
That is it right there. If you want to game, Transgaming/Cedega are your only "real" options for anything Windows-only. Wine works with some games, but most will only run with Cedega's emulation.

happypenguin.org has some great games designed specifically for Linux if you'd like to check those out. Also, any Unreal Engine game, (UT:2003, UT:2004, America's Army, etc) will install natively on Linux.

As far as the distro goes, Ubuntu is good for the new user, but don't right off Fedora, OpenSuSe, Mandrake, Zenwalk, or many other good distros that are new-user friendly.
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dl ing ubuntu now..

any particular advice?
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Ubuntu free CDs : Link

That is if you have a super-slow internet connection like me

Otherwise I would just download the .ISO and burn it to a disk... much, much faster than waiting a couple weeks for it to ship from Africa.

Ubuntu has multiple versions, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu. Xubuntu is lighter on computer resources than the others.

There are other distros of Linux, some look better than others.
    
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SuSe is really easy to use
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First off, ask yourself why you want to use Linux.

Find that answer, then build everything else around that.
    
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