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[–]indianusjones 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Keyboard driven awesomewm on Arch all day long.

[–]d3rr 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Xfce - it's fast and I've been too lazy to switch to i3. The (GUI/mouse based) configurability is pretty amazing, the window snapping is great, you can even assign gaps/window margins.

[–]Timmy 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Mint, Cinnamon.

[–]Ludditebardd 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Same. I tried 4 different distros about 8 years ago and found this to work very well for me.

[–]OldGrandmaFarts 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I tried out Ubuntu, and it's nice.

[–]Broken-needles350 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

thats a distro, not a DE or WM< lol

[–]OldGrandmaFarts 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, but it's a Linux thing.

[–]ikidd 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Plasma on Arch fanboy. I like tweaking my environment, and I use it on an older desktop so it's lightweight for the huge amount of features.

[–]mittsq 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I recently switched to this setup with i3 as a window manager. I’ve been loving it so far!

The next order of business is to ditch Plasma and use raw i3, but that’s quite daunting.

[–]Broken-needles350 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

mate and xfce, those are my picks :)

[–]DrStrangelove 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ubuntu Budgie (Ubuntu with the Solus desktop environment) https://ubuntubudgie.org

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i3

[–]sawboss 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

They're all mostly fine. My only real concern about a DE is that it doesn't consume too much RAM and CPU. Even KDE performs acceptably well on my old machines these days. The only one I really dislike is GNOME.

[–]Stoner[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The only one I really dislike is GNOME

hate the cpu use, not the cpu user... eh... I know what you mean, Pantheon is significantly smoother on my ultra low end laptop but I like GNOME significantly more.

[–]Vulphere 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

GNOME and Cinnamon for GTK+

Plasma for Qt