The Arch Wiki is great documentation, the best I've ever found for a Linux distro. There's a whole section on installing the most common things (the OS itself, drivers, GUI, etc). They have a beginners guide for people new to Linux and advanced Linux related stuff
Get Linux is a brand new program for Windows that provides download links and additional information for more than one hundred different Linux distributions. When you start the portable program for the first time you are presented with a list of Linux operating systems on the left side. A search form is available which you can use if you are looking for a particular distribution.
Each Linux version is displayed with its name, the available version, desktop version, file size and country of origin. The description offers a first overview if the selected Linux distribution....
Switched from Ubuntu to Debian when Unity became the default login for Ubuntu because for some reason even the "Classic Gnome" option felt really slow compared to earlier releases, and I didn't want to regress to an earlier version that wouldn't be supported in 6 months, so I made the move to Debian. I love it.
I voted Ubuntu. I am using Bodhi Linux, which is based on Ubuntu 10.10 and is using Enlightenment. I love Enlightenment. I have grown to dislike Gnome and Unity and KDE. I don't see myself ever using them again.
ubuntu here! i just shot my fedora 16 installation few mins ago. but all i did was trying to install an ati driver for my x1650 card. booted from installation cd aferwards but no option to repair the installation, also i can only install it after having completely deleted the old one.
thats such a no go, i had my small troubles with ubuntu too but i NEVER NEVER NEVER had shot the whole system dead by just installing something wrong.
I was on Ubuntu Gnome 2 for a long time and then went for a few months with Ubuntu Unity. It was okay but rough around the edges. It felt also even more simplified and less configurable than Gnome, and that was not the direction I wanted to go.