"This are distributions for newbies, or Linux newcomers as well
as for users who do not have too much time to tweak and configure
* Ubuntu Maybe the most famous Linux distribution, and usually
the first one any newcomer sees.
* Mint Linux Mint, gained a lot of popularity, it is based on
Ubuntu, but it comes with support for mp3 and flash and other stuff
Ubuntu does not support by default. I really do not understand why
it isn't more famous than Ubuntu. Recently they released LMDE
(Linux Mint Debian Edition) a rolling release based on Debian, I
think this will give Mint more exposure.
* PCLinuxOS This is another newbie oriented Linux distribution,
more or less like Mint, it comes out of the box, with support for a
lot of hardware, and plugins and coders for different media, so out
of the box, you can start using it for almost any Desktop