The Ubuntu live cd desktop looks limited in configurability (though it might just be because it's not easy to find out how to configure!) The top bar looks rigidly fixed. The left bar is a launcher. When I set it to auto hide it worked once then failed thereafter. No obvious way to move anything and resize where I want (including a second monitor.)
Then I got Knoppix. This looks better but still not easy to see how to configure how I want.
So I google for best linux for configuring and one is Fedora. But their download page is so obscure. I can't see any desktop live cd at all. There's a workstation, a server, and something called Atomic (best platform for your Linux-Docker-Kubernetes (LDK) applications stack.) WTF does that mean?
Any ideas if I should bother with Fedora?
What I want is to be able to configure a minimal desktop. I want three separate moveable (including more than one display monitor), dockable resizable (in height, text, and icon size) popup bars or panels, one (or several) as a launcher (for anything: app, doc, whatever), one showing running apps, and one for software running in the background (system tray in Windows.) I don't mind default clutter so long as I can easily remove it to just leave what I want.
If anyone knows of a Linux setup I can configure like that (especially if it's got a live cd I can look at first) then please let know.