Originally Posted by bkahuna
I prefer KDE if you really want all the OOHs and AAAHs, but XFCE does the job I've always wanted it to do. I find myself on both ends of the power spectrum when it comes to performance in the last few months so XFCE is squarely in the middle, and now not one of my preferred choices. I use Cinnamon (gnome 3) for my high powered machine and lxde for the netbook. XFCE does the job on the netbook, but I find myself trying to swap resource-heavy modules or applications for lighter ones (pcmanfm comes to mind), so lxde it is!
Cinammon.... it's a noble effort, and seems to be rapidly catching on with a lot of folks, but I tried it for a very brief time and absolutely hated it. Admittedly I didn't give it a lot of time, but that's a reflection of how bad I thought it was.
- Effects were lagging for the simplest desktop animations.
- Kept crashing, I want to say it was at logout but it's been a while.
- Panel edit mode - what the f....? I couldn't get it to behave as expected.
- themes - ******
And to top it all off, it's got that gnome shell carry-over where you have to log out just to make some changes take effect.