Re: Which desktop is right for me? And why?
Ubuntu comes with many DEs. Ubuntu=UNITY (default); Xubuntu=XFCE; Lubuntu=LXDE; Kubuntu=KDE. I have Ubuntu with UNITY and CINNAMON. We can switch DE at login screen and log into whichever the 'mood' recommends.
To Get started consider:
*Buntu=Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu
Bodhi Linux= Enlightenment WM (Default)
CrunchBang= Openbox WM (Default)
Linux MINT= Cinnamon; MATE
Note: If you want, you can install most of the DEs and WM on Ubuntu. Like I have. Gnome-Shell; Gnome-Classic etc can be installed on Ubuntu with ease.
All are Linux. The core will be same, more or less. The best thing about *buntu is its forum support, its best IMO.
Read HERE, and HERE to try Multiple Distros if you have a good (4-32 GB) USB Flash Drive.
"Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."