I am considering finding some Linux distribution to dual boot with either Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista Ultimate. I currently have a PC with two hard drives with the two Windows operating systems installed, one on each drive. Before I decide which Linux distribution to place on a hard drive, I would want to get a feel of Linux. Which Linux distro is best for a beginner such as myself. Note I don't want a distro that does everything for me as I need to learn the kernel .