I gave the Xfce Fedora 16 spin a go. I like it's DE environment.
The problem I ran into (as with Fedora 16 - Gnome 3 fallback mode) was that Scribus 4.0 would not export an image. I would do a test run of desktop publishing, all other apps worked fine except Scribus. The big issue is, that not only would it not export an image, but immediately crash - all work lost (again test run, so test production lost). And the fonts would fade to a light pale color from time to time throughout the DE environment?
I am happy using Debian 6
, just thought I would try a GNU/Linux distro with a newer Linux Kernel. And D6 runs solid and stable. Not sure if it is my older hardware (inspiron 1100, Intel Celeron 2.00GHz, 1 Gb of RAM, and Intel 845GL chip set)
or if it is the newer Linux Kernel in Fedora vs the older Linux Kernel in D6?
Any ideas on this, or similar experiences with older hardware? Thanks