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I would definitely go with Linux Mint Cinamon or Linux Mint Mate for you first Linux Distro. You'll feel right at home using either of those and they are much more newbie friendly than Ubuntu. I switched a few family members to Linux Mint Cinnamon a while back, they came from Windows 7 and they've had no problems adjusting. Don't worry about Linux Commands just yet, just get a feel for using your Distro of choice for a month or so and then start digging a little deeper should you feel the need.