Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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I think I've touched the mod button once in my short time here and it was +.. I have noticed that these forums are pretty sensative to tone though so anything that is missread as being critical is going to get a reaction.

That's beside the point though.. if your intersted.. the real hot tip os liveCDs.. grab any distribution that catches your eye and offers a liveCD.. boot.. play with.. if you don't like it.. eject and push the power button.. nothing touches your hard drive and everything is there on the disk to give you a pretty good start.

Check out Ubuntu or Kubuntu.. the later is KDE which feels more like windows these days (Gnome/KDE have flopped back and forth between osX and Windows feels over the years)

Check out Mandriva 2008 One. this is the liveCD version of the newest release. I'm a Mandriva fan though so that's always the first thing I consider.

Check out Knoppix.. it usually only comes in a liveCD

Check out Mint.. it's a nice liveCD distro which uses Enlightenment window manager if I remember correctly.

Fedora liveCD is probably worth looking at.

What distro do you use on the server boxes.. that would be the first thing I'd look at to test on a desktop unless it's CentOS.

Basically.. grab any liveCD for a distro that sounds interesting and have a look. That's really the best way to start these days.

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