I will list my questions below

1. I know learning linux and using linux is a must in hacking so which version of linux is the best for hacking and what sites are good for learning linux?

2. I also realize that i need to know some programming languages before i delve into things head first. So which ones are most useful and again where is the best place to learn these programming languages?

3. My overall goal is to be able to hack into the networks of people living in my area and also to hack into other computers to view files located on them, is any of this possible and how much must i learn before i reach this point.

I hope the guys and gals have enough patience with a new person like me and won't get pissed and leave me out to dry. So sincerely Thanks for any and all help.