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Official distro of XFCE, one of the most customizable desktop environments. In XFCE you can create as many tasks bars as you need and configure every one of their elements and behaviours. You can also change any icon, font, color... etc. Literally there's nothing you can't change in GUI. See More
I'm evaluating Kubuntu 19.10 with the view of installing the LTS version coming this April. I've tried a few Ubuntu flavours and Kubuntu just had the right UI right our of the box... and surprisingly responsive. The Dolphin file manager did not recognize my Synology NAS (whereas Ubuntu Mate did) so I installed Nautilus (Files) which did "see" the NAS. Hopefully this will be addressed in Kubuntu 20.04. I'm too much of a nubie to configure Dolphin to be my single solution. See More
The goal of MATE is to maintain the look and feel of Gnome 2, while maintaining compatibility with Gnome 3. To that end, it has also forked and renamed many of Gnome's core applications. It benefits from the years of work and polish that have gone into the Gnome project. See More
Debian was good to use but has limited documentation and is difficult to pick up. Ubuntu MATE brings the ease of design and logic of the Gnome 2 style desktop so it's easy to get around coupled with the vast documentation, forums and ease of learning/using the Ubuntu system. See More