I'm about to install OpenSuse on my mum's old laptop and I'm not sure about what environment to choose. The laptop is currently running openSuse 11.3 with Gnome 2 and that's what my mum's used to. As far as I know, Gnome 2 is no longer available, so I'm looking for something that's as similar to Gnome 2 as possible and also as lightweight as possible since the laptop is quite old.

I came across LXDE, XFCE and Mate. LXDE should be the most lighweight whereas Mate should be the closest to Gnome 2. But I haven't really used any of them (I'm a KDE user). So what would you recommend?