I am 100% Linux noob. Never even seen it in real life before. I was planning to put Ubuntu onto my system until I came across another thread that claimed that Ubuntu was basically garbage and troublesome. Please let me know what the best free OS is so I can install that one. I plan to do as much as possible with it incuding internet, multimedia, CAD design, aud/vid production etc. Are Linux apps made specific to the Distro? Like are Ubuntu apps made for Ubuntu specifically, or are they just Linux apps that can be used on Ubuntu and other distros?