Starting out linux

From: Sathyaish (
Date: 10/02/05

Date: 1 Oct 2005 20:00:14 -0700

ok, I worked on Unix for a few months in 1996 but since then I've been
a Windows user. I am new to linux. Tell me about some books and a good
distro to get started; something I could freely download from the Web
or get for a cheap price shipped by courier rather than a download
(downloads cost a whole lotta money, too).

I'd ideally prefer a bootable-CD distro; one that runs on top of your