Originally Posted by artaxerxes
I've yet to see a Linux GUI that I would term as "eye candy". But for me it doesn't really matter, I spend most of my time either in the terminal, init 3, or SSH.
These days, an OS must have a GUI and it must look pretty. At least I think so. Most people will not tolerate having to use the terminal. I am finding it much easier to "apt-get install JustinBieber" than to try to find the installation software on the web, DL and click to install.
Now, I am learning my way around to Lyx and LaTex. Compared to Word or OO, I think I prefer Lyx to generate text and LaTex to "pretty it up." Not sure most people would be happy with anything that requires thought.
Just today, I learned that EMACS has more than 2,000 commands and for what I must do daily, perhaps EMACS or LyX is a better choice. I might say it beats Office or other word processors in my case.