- get yourself a good book about linux: mine was this, but it can also be this one
- Keep away from any computer,
- read it through. Enjoy!!!
- Once you're done with it, go for debian, spend a few days installing
- spend some weeks making all your hardware be seen
- learn , learn, learn
- you're done!!!
I honestly think this is the best way. I've seen many go for "ubuntu" but you don't pass a certain level in which you can do nothing outside ubuntu, and you can barely get by within it.