Head spinning decisions

From: robbie carlton (robbiefcarlton_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 04/07/04

Date: 7 Apr 2004 07:16:39 -0700

I'm a hobbying programmer who doesn't like installing things. I want
to use Linux to develop software using x86 assembly, C, Java and Lisp,
and I want to learn to code for X windows. Question is, I don't know
which distribution to use. I want documentation and have a dial-up
connection, so I'm probably gonna be buying a boxed set. Does anyone
have any suggestions? cheers