Linux Mint 5 Elyssa
Linux mint is an Linux distro based on and fully compatible with Ubuntu.
Linux Mint is more oriented towards new users or users who just want to keep things easy.
Some media codecs are already installed by default, a different “start” menu, nicer looking art work, those are just some of the “advantages” Mint has over the standard Ubuntu distro.
Now don’t get me wrong, I won’t be using this one.
I like to customize stuff myself, but if you are looking to hook someone up with a Linux distro and you could not help them set it up, I would suggest this one.
Read more about the Elyssa distro here.