Just curious what the major difference would be from Gnome/KDE/Xfce and various window managers (Fluxbox, IceWM). Could I run Linux with just IceWM/Fluxbox, or is it installed with/over Gnome, etc? I am pretty familiar with Gnome, but I am curious to try out a really lightweight windows and the Terminal together. Not even sure if this is possible.
If it is, what Distro supports it without major hacking?