which desktop environment / window manager?
i have started to learn more about linux a few weeks ago, as you can see in the coffee lounge.
after the successful installation of archlinux on my lenovo notebook, i worked a lot in the shell, because i don't even installed the x system.
but now, i would like to have a graphical user interface for more productivity.
my question is now: which one? gnome? kde? xfce? cinnamon?
because i'm a mac-user, i would like to use some things from the OSX in linux and i am confident that this can be realized with linux. here are my points that i will have on the user interface:
i would like that each window looks the same - same color and so on (not like windows - evernote is green, word is blue, explorer is white, etc.).
i would like to get notifications (mails, tweets, finished downloads, etc. on one place on my desktop.
i will backup my hole linux installation to an external hard disk drive. is there a backup software like "time machine" on osx?
fullscreen apps (if possible)
i use this osx-feature day by day - is it available on linux?
on a mac, i can click any file, press "space" and see the content of the file. is this also possible on linux?
share to twitter with one click
the menu with "file", "edit", etc. is always on top on a mac. i need this on linux too.
can you help me to find the right desktop environment and window manager on my archlinux?
many thanks so far!
backing up Linux (or anything else)
I have used a boot CD with G4L on it to clone my entire disk with dual boot Linux Mint 9 (Isadora) and Win XP (which I rarely use). After cloning, I installed the backup disk and everything works perfectly when booting from that disk. It is an exact duplicate. Clonezilla couldn't do that. I tried it first. The G4L download is at SourceForge. (LinuxForums won't let me post the link).
Originally Posted by MrFurgy