Good Cap. Easy:
Ubuntu is a good one. Windows is a good one also, but Linus seems faster.
Not sure what you mean by Linus, but it sounds as if there is Ubuntu, Windows and then Linus. Please newbs.... take notice. Linux IS NOT UBUNTU !!!
Ubuntu and its various incarnations (referred to as *buntu) are just VERSIONS of apps riding on top of the Linux kernel as are other distros.
There are other much more mature distributions out there with very well rounded user forums, mature packages, better installers and GUI administration centers that are better for the new user.
I have installed various versions of *buntu (including Mint) on dozens and dozens of PC / laptops over the past 5 years and *buntu is near the bottom of the list as far as consistency of installation/usability/hdwr detection.. EX. Just loaded Lmint 9 (Isadora) and they forgot the HPLIP driver pckg. Even in the repos there was no older version! Quite the hassle upgrading HPLIP from HP's website to get clients printer working. Not a show stopper but it was way more involved than a newb would want to get.
Also, check out their main page. As recently as several days ago, there is no mention of Linux. Kind of Like how Apple made no mention of the Xerox PARC project ( (from whom they "appropriated/?bought?" the modern GUI)and MicroSoft made no mention of Apple (from whom they "borrowed Apple's refined version of the GUI)
Is this really what community is all about? hmmmmmmm....Just want to make sure no one gets the idea that options are:
Sorry, but I would categorize *buntu under Miscellaneous. Having come from the Windows world many users have been conditioned to believe that if everyone uses a product it MUST be good. Everyone used to smoke tobacco- was that good?, many are in debt - are credit cards good? Our schools are full of sugary drinks - good?
There are products like Baldor Motors, Robert Shaw controls and Georgia Pacific products. All products that touch almost everyone's lives but have no name recognition. Attaching oneself to Ubuntu (strictly) is to enable and encourage the MicroSoft paradigm of .... "If everyone uses it it MUST be Good".
New users, please don't bring that mentality into the opensource world or it will end up just as murky, muddy and seamy as the world MS and minions have created over the past 25 years.