The links below point to various stages of an experiment concerning a woman (Windows User) married to a Linux user who reluctantly agreed an experiment to try several Distros. What she wanted was something that did all the right things out of the box. Add software? Update software? Hack this and that? Something maybe to learn later. But for now it had to make the right intial impressions.
Here is her review of Ubuntu
Here is her review of Fedora Core
Here is her review of PCLinuxOS
(and while you're there click on 6th and 16th March also!)
And the winner is...
Actually it's not settled yet, as they are going to do a play-off between the two best, so it's between PCLOS and MEPIS.