||12-10-2012 11:59 AM
Well, there might be other details, but basically it comes configured with openbox for the WM out of the box, with conky already set up on the desktop, and a pretty handy setup script that auto runs on your first login to the main console. It takes a bit, but it offers the opportunity to download/install things like a LAMP server, Open(Libre?) Office, various media plugins, etc. etc. It takes a *lot* of the pain out of setting up a functional multimedia desktop on a Debian base. IIRC, it was originally based off Ubuntu but transitioned to Debian a few releases back. I don't have it in front of me (usually keep at least one VM with it loaded on my desktop) but I believe it also still uses sudo more than su, possibly a remnant of its Ubuntu heritage. Either one works.
I'd highly recommend firing up a copy in a VirtualBox session and taking a look at it. It gives a pretty smooth experience on lower-end hardware in my experience.
Plus if you like a very 'dark' UI it may be just the ticket for ya ;)