I like the Ubuntu ok, looking for something that runs that good and fast, but looks and acts more like Windows.
On Flash drive #2 I tried first Mandriva, then fedora 17.
They loaded and ran ok, but seemed very antiquated, and slow.
I then put on Linux Mint 13 KDE Desktop on Drive #2.
I liked the OS, but didn't care for the KDE.
I formatted then Put Mint 13 Mate Desktop on #2.
It is great, and looks more like a windows desktop, and has the speed and ease of the Ubuntu 12.10.
I may try the Mint 13 Cinnamon desktop on a 3rd Flash drive, after I purchase some more of the $5 flash drives on sell at Wally World.
Linux has made great strides lately.