Originally Posted by Sean_W
Well, it's not one size fits all like Windows. Ubuntu is a lot more like that, in the sense that only GNOME is installed by default, Photo app, Web browser, Social Networking, Disk Burner, Video Editor and an Office Suit are default, which is what most people need.
I think you'll find that people who have never used a computer, would find Ubuntu easy to use, since Windows corrupts their view because they know it already.
Ubuntu is the best "learning" distro in my rather uneducated opinion. Easy to install and use, but everything is still there for someone who wants to take it apart.
What really surprised me was how far hardware recognition has come over the past couple of years - that's a God send.