I'm in a bit of a predicament. Well, not really a predicament, so as much as indecisiveness.
The thing is that generally, I use Ubuntu as my Linux Operating System of choice. But the newest version, 11.04 isn't quite to my liking as I am really not digging or liking the new "Unity" desktop environment and graphical user interface and they seem to have gotten rid of GNOME, which is my favorite one to use.
So as of now, I am looking into other options when it comes to Linux Operating Systems.
I have been Googling and doing mild research and can't seem to pick one out.
So far, my number one choice is Debian, but it looks like a BITCH to install and I could not figure out how to do so when I booted the installation up, as opposed to installing as well as configuring Windows and Ubuntu (Which is easy), for instance.
Does anyone else know how to install it (Debian) and perhaps can give me some easy steps or a tutorial for installing it? This would benefit other people as well.
My second choice is Linux Mint, but I hear there are some issues with version 10 Julia, so I am currently waiting for the release of version 11, supposedly labelled as "Katya".
Which other Linux Operating System would those of you who have used them recommend? Can you provide positive and negative constructive points on them as well? Anything just as good as or as decent as Ubuntu, if not better?
Thanks in advance to those who reply with their knowledge and experience.