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I have no Linux experience, but I want to start learning Linux. Where do I start?

The only programming experience I ever had was three years ago making a Visual Basic calculator. What’s the best Linux distro to learn first, and how would I start learning it?

I have no Linux experience, but I want to start learning Linux. Where do I start?

The only programming experience I ever had was three years ago making a Visual Basic calculator. What’s the best Linux distro to learn first, and how would I start learning it?

what is the best Linux distro for an old crap computer?

I have an old Windows ME machine that I want to put Linux on. It’s got 128mb of RAM and a P3 processor @ about 1 Ghz.
I DO NOT want a live CD Linux, I have plenty of those that work.

I have tried and failed at getting these distros to install: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Mint, and TurboLinux.

Is there a good non-live CD distro that has very small system requirements?

Which is the best Live Cd Linux distrubution for my PentiumMMX 32MB RAM 3GB HD laptop?

I want to experiment Linux with my old laptop (memory upgraded to 128MB). What is the best linux distro for it besides DSL?

What is the best Linux distro for me?

Not looking for one that apes Windows. Quite willing to learn to work in a new desktop environment (though you’ve lost me at “command line…”) In fact non-Windowsness is appealing. Basically, what I’d like to know is whether a GNOME or KDE distro would be better suited to my hardware (details below). I like to personalise things, and work with options, etc. I also like a bit of bling! So I was leaning towards KDE. But above all, I prize stability…

My laptop:
Toshiba Satellite A210
AMD Turion 64×2 TL-60, 2 GHz
2GB RAM
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600, memory amount : 512 MB dedicated VRAM

Currently runs Vista Home Premium. Fed up with the slowness and clunkiness of Vista, as well as little glitches, like Windows Explorer shutting down every so often.

I’m not technical – never going to learn to work with code or anything like that. But I am intuitive, can figure things out, not a complete idiot!

I’ve downloaded Ubuntu to a Live CD, and have been giving that a go. Enjoying it – seems nice and clear. Will do the same with Kubuntu soon.

But my question is, regardless of which I prefer on an aesthetic or organizational level, which one would be more stable on my hardware?