Welcome to BC, and the 'Linux & Unix' forum!
There are literally 100's of Linux distros out there.....but here on BC you will almost always find Linux Mint recommended for beginners, over & above everything else. It may not necessarily be the best distro for every use-case, but almost everybody here runs it (and therefore there is plenty of experience in working with it, installing it, running & updating/upgrading it).
I myself use a tiny Linux distro called 'Puppy' Linux.....but I wouldn't recommend it to complete beginners because it's just too different to Windows. Most folks that come to Linux do so from a Windows background, and therefore some degree of appearance and operating familiarity makes a great deal of sense. Those of us who know what we're doing can make Puppy not only sit up and beg, but also ride a unicycle across a tightrope, juggling half-a-dozen different items, while at the same time singing an aria from, say, 'La Boheme'!
(That example was, perhaps, a bit OTT, but it serves to illustrate the point that with Linux, you are in control. Not some faceless corporation who think they know better than you how you want to use your machine.....)
Mint is very similar in appearance to Windows; this single point alone makes a lasting impression on many first-timers, since it's comforting & familiar. Very important when you're embarking on a journey which, to many Windows users, is akin to practising voodoo & consorting with the devil!
It's also why I myself recommend Mint..... even though I don't use it..! Because it helps to dispel the myths that generations of Windoze users have heard about Linux, and fosters a good impression to begin with. So; try it out by all means, and take the advice given by these good folks on here safe in the knowledge that they do know what they're talking about.....and have no intentions of leading you astray.
Their only fault (if any) is common to many such fora. Over-enthusiasm..!! (Though I have faith they'll try their very best not to swamp you with too much information at once...)
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 16 April 2018 - 08:36 AM.
Distros:- Multiple 'Puppies'..... and Anti-X 16.1
My Puppy BLOG ~~~ My Puppy PACKAGES
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