I'm buying a new laptop soon, and I would very much love to install Linux on the old one. I have absolutely no experience with Linux, and very limited coding ability. I've heard that Ubuntu is perfect for beginners who could then later switch to Debian or something else, but is that really true? Some people vociferously disagree. I don't really want to be spoon-fed. I'd use Linux for my future project of learning Python and SQL to help with my biology degree, and for just playing around with my computer, nothing more. Your thoughts? Should I go with Ubuntu or Debian, or something else entirely? I'd love to discuss it.