What desktop options do I have?
I have been reading several of the posts regarding desktop customization and using other desktop environments other than GNOME and KDE. I am a person that does not like to have unused stuff hanging around, and that includes computer programs. I would be very happy without a lot of the extras that seem to come with GNOME and KDE but to remove them seems to break several links until I end up removing the entire desktop environment.
I am pretty new to Linux, but am willing to jump into things if I have enough resources. What other desktop environments are out there? Are they easily customizable? I have seen some smooth looking desktops but haven't the slightest of how to do that. But mainly, I just want to trim the fat. I have no need for a bunch of games that I never play but can't get rid of.