Which distros did you use?
18 Feb 07
I am using Mandrake 2006 now. I have used many ditributions over the past years, including: Red Hat 5.1, OpenLinux (the worst of all), Mandrake, Kubuntu, DSL... Ubuntu is the best distro for Linux starters. Linspire seems to be a good distro too, though it is not free. I agree that the GUI that comes with Linux (KDE) is superior to that of Windows XP (I don't know about Vista).
3 Apr 07
I currently use Mandriva 2006 distribution. I like it and it is quite easy to use, so I suggest it to the beginners. The installation is very fast, you can install it in about 20 minutes. However there isn't a best Linux distribution, there are many distributions and everyone is suitable for a particular kind of users.