To my mind, it is perhaps unfortunate that the
first experience many people have with linux is from
a magazine cover-mounted CD - they tend to come with
very little easily accessible documentation, and often
lack many applications that people have come to expect
on linux, since they're generally crammed onto one CD.
I remember thoroughly mangling my old Amiga HD once or
twice experimenting with NetBSD/m68k in the distant past...
If you're a "serious" linux newbie, I would always
recommend splashing out on a proper boxed set
with printed manuals - I find Mandrake has the
most newbie-friendly documentation (especially if you're
french :-), closely followed by RedHat.
For on-line doumentation, the "learn" section of
http://www.linux.com/ is very good, as is linux-mandrake's own site
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