You can learn Linux with Ubuntu, or Red Hat, or SuSE, Gentoo, Mandriva, or Slackware, but my introduction to Linux and its use will be with Debian.
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Many of you whove looked a Linux seriously for a bit might be wondering why Im not suggesting Ubuntu. To be truthful, Ubuntu is a great distro, and really makes great strides in bringing Linux to the masses, but those masses arent entirely computer savvy. If youre a non-technical computer user, than Ubuntu is a great distro. Dont get me wrong. Even those very familiar with Linux love Ubuntu. At times when you just want something 99% ready to use out of the box, than Ubuntu is definitely a distro for you. However, Im choosing Debian as it takes a little bit more work to get many things working (video card drivers, Java, wireless to name a few), and Im planning to use that extra work to really show you to Linux