Originally Posted by Blue88Coupe
The learning curve sucks wang. Dont bother.
Yes, just stick it out in the ever increasing DRM filled cesspool of Windows. Great advice!
For the OP, Ubuntu mentioned above is quite user friendly, as is Mandriva, SuSE, Red Hat/Fedora, among some others. By user friendly, I mean relatively familiar interface, graphical, and all you really need to do is learn where things are. They don't expose you to the command line, unless you want
to go to the command line.
If you like to tinker, and tweak things on a command line, and compile applications from source, while the distributions mentioned above will work just fine for that as well, there are others that are more command line oriented. Slackware, and Gentoo are two of the more popular distributions for this.
Personally I'd recommend starting out in a more user-friendly distribution, such as Ubuntu. You can always venture out into other distributions once you feel more comfortable in Linux.