I like to use Arch Linux.
Becouse i helped me learn Linux and its fast and lightweight.

You start of bare bone and then build up to your liking.

Its really interesting and got a great Wiki and commmunity backing it.

"If your bank uses Java applets, you should not use their online banking system at all, especially not under Windows."
-- Mike

How do you find out if your bank uses Java applets?

Your loggin would be using a java applet, when its loading you see Java in the box for a couple of seconds, and if you don't have java plugin installed on your browser it usually notifies you and won't work until you install one