"Here are 10 things a new Linux user can do to make sure they
have the best Linux experience possible:
"10) Choose the right distribution--This can
seem tricky to a prospective Linux user (there are hundreds if not
thousands of distributions to choose from) and a wrong choice can
ruin your Linux experience. That said there are many resources that
can help you pick the best distribution for you, from user reviews
to on-line wizards that will help guide your choice. I would
recommend starting with a distribution chooser/wizard like the
'Linux Distribution Chooser' at zegeniestudios.net. With the
results that it gives you, use your favorite search engine to
search for reviews of the distributions that it recommends for you.
From there you should be able to make an informed decision about
what is the best distribution for you to use..."