Okay finally I have got the courage to ditch mainstream Windows and go linux. Its more of a time factor than the courage factor as I am about to finish all my exams. So now I decided on Ubuntu for its mega extensive support in the form of Askubuntu. But I am not a fan of unity, and its lack of configuration. So back to the point I am relying on Cinamom/Mate as an alternative to Unity. Have not ruled out XFCE completely as well. So what would you guys recommendation be? Any of you uses these DEs? I am also considering KDE 4, but I would miss the majority GTK apps. With unity using GTK, I dont think QT apps are having the force. So I am wary of going KDE although I liked it. Linux is at a bad cross roads. I wish GNOME 3 is not what it is today. It has really spelled the end of GNOME.