Hi Dave, welcome to the Linux club!
Before you go off to another Linux distribution, why don't you spend some time with Mandrake? They really aren't that different, and Mandrake has more stuff than most. If you're new to the whole UNIX paradigm, Mandrake will allow you to do more without having to hunt around. Eventually you will learn about the rest.
I've been using Linux for a long time now, and I prefer Mandrake. But if you want to try others, Red Hat and SuSE are worth a try. I wouldn't recommend Debian because it doesn't do much for you unless you're pretty knowledgeable already.
Stick a fork() in it!
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Speed on 2002-03-11 04:36 ]</font>