Linux is interesting but on the Home page there looks to be 25 OS's to choose from. I have started the Tutorial but Ilike to jump in - how do I select a OS from the 25?
This is indeed one of the main entry barriers into Linux, as recognised by many: there are so many options that you end up with paralysis by analysis.
While there are lots niche distributions that would only make a difference when used for a very specific set of use cases, for general usage any distribution will be OK. What you need now is popularity, to make sure that there will be plenty of people using the same as you, and therefore able to help or put you in the right direction.
I think that the general consensus often is that beginners should choose any of the 5 to 10 most popular ones to start, and get going by touching all the buttons to see how that works.
Depending on how wide is the community you ask within, popularity rankings may vary. What I have seen consistently is that the following ones are popular (you will find support) and are good choices to get started, and also more or less equally easy:
- Fedora (I'm biased towards this one)
of the above will get you going.
After a taste, you may begin making finer-grained choices based on your needs, also because all of them may have pros and cons, and sometimes even caveats. For example, Debian packages are older (yet more stable) than almost any other distribution in the list, while Fedora and Manjaro have much modern versions of their packages at the cost of some unstability.
But, again, this is something for which you definitely have time. For now, just try.