I am buying a new laptop and installing linux on it but i am really deciding which one I want. I like Linux Mint because Im more familiar with it, but I dont like cinnamon at all. I like MATE but the animations on it are enough for me to just pass over it. The looks arent great without instaling compiz, which i cant get working. (well I can get it working but the cpu skyrockets to 100% even when i change the desktop to compiz from marco) I have tried to like the unity on ubuntu but I dont like it at all, its not very good... Its very laggy even on my current computer which has a decent graphics card and 3gb of ram. however i really like the look of ubuntu I have looked and only found that gnome 3 would be a decent replacement for ubuntu, but you cant install compiz on gnome 3 ... What do you suggest ?