If you want to have a good desktop based on Linux, then you should give Sabayon Linux
It looks great, it is stable, is faster then Ubuntu (like Debian) and comes with the latest software versions.
Ubuntu only wins, if it comes to boot- and shutdown time.
The great thing about the Sabayon project is that it is based on Gentoo Linux
, but everything works out of the box, because it comes with all the drivers an codecs you need.
is a rolling distribution, so you install it once, keep it up to date. That's it. Upgrading to a future releases is not needed.
you need to compile packages from source, but the advantage of Sabayon is that it comes with pre-compiled packages.
is available for all known Linux desktop managers like LXDE, XFCE, GNOME, KDE, Fluxbox and Enlightement!
I am not the only one who's Enthusiastic about Sabayon Linux.
As you can see on Distrowatch.com
you can see that Sabayon Linux
is more populair day by day!
My tip is: give it a try, you won't regret it!