Getting a cool Linux desktop

Nørderier / Nerd Stuff
I'm not a big fan of Windows, I particularly find the O/S weird and incomprehensible, while the desktop actually is quite nice.  Throughout most of my career, I've been mastering all sorts of UNIX like O/S's, although mostly as servers, so I am doing a lot of command line stuff.  I grew up with "vi" in my fingers, and despite having tried, I never really got the hang of any other editor.  So for the work I am paid for, it's very little more than lots of terminal windows, shell commands, and all that jazz. But for the desktop, I've kept Windows, and I e.g. find that Microsoft Office does the job it is supposed to do very well.  I tried switching to Linux several times, but despite it being…
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