Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner? [closed]

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – Ok here is the deal after playing with Linux distros for best part of 4 years, I have a great urge learn some coding. However I'm a bit undecided as to which programming language to begin with. Word around is Python but is it the right choice for a guy with limited knowledge in QBASIC? If it is not too much, a link to some great noob tutorials on the suggested language will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance (HowTos)