Which distributions for Samsung N210?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi, I am new to this forum and I am new to Linux! In fact, this is my first post! If I have posted in the wrong location, please tell me! ;) I am getting a new netbook tomorrow (a Samsung N210) and I am planning to install Linux on it (because most of my friends say Window 7 starter sucks and I want to learn more about programming and coding)! I have done some small researches, but Linux is such a big topic and I have so many questions on my mind... I will start with these 3 before I am installing! (1) I have heard that Ubuntu is the best Linux to begin with, but one of my friends told me that Ubuntu did not work on his old Lenovo laptop (He uses Mandriva now). Can anyone, who is using Samsung N210 or similar model, tell me if Ubuntu works on my netbook? If not, then which distribution should I look at? (2) If I am installing Ubuntu, which Ubuntu should I install? Regular Ubuntu or Ubuntu Netbook Remix? (3) My Samsung N210 comes with multi-touch pad that runs on Window 7 starter. If I want to re-activate the multi-touch pad, what should I do? I will stick around for a while and read most posts before installing! I can't wait to get started! Thanks! (HowTos)