So Ubuntu is in so many ways the the most likely Linux distribution that any newbie would end up choosing. I did too. It was very good, and made Linux palatable and fun for newbies like me.
- Installing Ubuntu was a breeze. No issues with partitions or a dual boot menu (Installed it alongside Windows 7)
- Ubuntu was very stable (did not crash).
- It was fast even on an older computer that I used that time
- had ample SW available in its repository.
- drivers were not a problem
- Connecting external peripherals went super smooth
- For all problem, really all -there was the support of a very active online community. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.