Hello, my first time posting on the forums and not hugely experienced in linux/ubuntu so please go easy.
Basically I have an old laptop, which I plan to mount under-cupboard in the kitchen. I want it for recipes, calendar, weather, RSS feed etc. as well as a bit of internet browsing/radio/videos or some internet based TV. I'm currently running Xubuntu 13.10 very nicely, and use it for everything other then writing my university assignments. We have just acquired another laptop so this is now no longer used, hence the re-purpose.
I need help in finding a program or desktop environment which can act as the display/homescreen, I'd like it to look quite windows 8-ish, or a nice google now style thing would be good to. Any suggestions?