I'm a tad confused by all the distros. I'm currently looking at Debian, Fedora and Mandrake. I need it for mainly for wordprocessing, pdfs, publishing, presentations , and video/dvd/sound editing etc. The multimedia thing is quite important.
I'm not afraid of getting technical as necessary, as I quite enjoy it, but I need to be up and running quite quickly and can't take too much time to sort out the technicalities just yet.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I have live/bootable cds, but have a dual boot system and so am a little concerned about messing things up.