I've used Linux a little in the workplace to do stuff like tail logs, monitor/kill/restart processes, and edit files with vi and have been around gurus and servers in a business environment but I've never actually used it as a desktop operating system. Linux really is the Swiss army knife of operating systems and I'm interesting in getting more familiar with it. I've seen Ubuntu, Mint, and Puppy mentioned as good distros to get started with, but thee's doesn't seem to be a consensus on which is the best to start with. What distro do you recommend for someone already who already has years of experience with Windows, networking, hardware, and computers in general, but has limited knowledge of Linux and wants to get more familiar with it as a desktop operating system? Also, which distro would be best for casual use on a netbook?