The Window Maker Live CD applies the Window Maker window manager as default graphical user interface, and successfully manages to integrate well known standard open source components in a very attractive and usable user interface.
This is of special interest for Linux users, who are not really happy with the recent graphic user interface developments of the more commonly applied Linux distributions. As Window Maker provides a very good balance between usability and a light interface, there is no reason to bother with the overhead of a full blown desktop environment.
Once the Window Maker Live CD is created and booted, it will automatically start up with a Window Maker session. Thanks to the extensive pre-configuration of the desktop, after having become acquainted with the Window Maker basics, one can just start using it for normal productivity, without having to bother about any major configuration tasks.