For those who are interested in trying Linux, and are unsure which distribution to use, there is a easy test to take that will recommended which distribution to try that may fit your particular needs. By doing this you will not end up with a distribution designed for advanced users, which may leave you with a bad Linux experience.
I have learned that most new Linux users want a version that is easy to install, will partition the hard disk for them and most importantly uses a graphical interface, i.e. point and click to setup the system. Also a Linux distribution that installs most of the programs that you most likely will need and use is very helpful as well.
The test is online and the questions are simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. Once you have completed the test you are presented with a list of distributions that should meet your needs. You are even provided with the link where you can download the distro from.
Linux distributions included are:
Fedora Core 6
Ubuntu, Kubuntu 6.10
Yellowdog Linux 4
Ark Linux 2006.1
Arch Linux 0.7.2
Foresight Linux 1.0
[tags]linux, distributions, test, [/tags]