This Monday I am hosting a D&D game for 3 people. 2 of them have played one (very badly run) game of D&D before and 1 has never played. I played the game with the other two (it was ran by an old friend of ours), so I have very little experience too. I am being the GM, and I am trying to make as simple and "standard" a game as possible. I have a short (5/6 encounters) mini-campaign to introduce us to the game.
Now I have a question. I don't own the books for any editions of D&D but I do have PDFs for 5e. Would you recommend using that edition or is there a better edition for newbs to play?
EDIT based on Comments:
The story I am running is a loosely linked campaign set in the world of Enroth (Heroes Of Might and Magic 3). The first adventure we will be running on Monday will be a quest to save a village from a Daemon infestation. We are rather softcore RPGers, we are not going to be playing all too often but definitely more than once. So the types of games we want are as simple as possible and teaching us the basics so we can create better, more advanced games as time goes on.