My requirements are simple:
- Install and run easily as a VMWare Workstation guest operating system;
- Don’t confuse me too much with the UI;
- Make it easy to get multimedia stuff installed;
I do reserve the right to keep trying stuff out. However, I’ve settled on KUbuntu. Yesterday, I easily upgraded from v12.10 to the latest 13.04. Worked great.
Now I can get back to fiddling with the OS – and not just fiddling with VMWare installs and such.