Currently the best Linux distribution for developers recommended for download are the following CD images:
KDE4 , the best choice if you want things to just work.
SLIM CD, without a graphical user interface for the advanced user.
LXDE Desktop, minimalistic desktop environment for low spec computers.
XFCE Desktop, a gtk based lightweight desktop environment for low spec computers.
KDE3, for the oldtimers.
It is also HIGHLY recommended to use one of our mirrors. Simply pick the flag of a country that is closest to you to get a faster download.