On 09.12.2011 21:36, jcora wrote:
> Hi swerdna,
> I’m pondering the choice of desktop environment for a low-end box
> running openSUSE 12.1, and cannot make my mind between LXDE and XFCE
> (tried both and still cannot decide). What’s your experience with XFCE
> so far? Is it actually better suported then LXDE?
I was using solely KDE for years. At a stage I gave it up altogether,
but that’s OT here. About LXDE/XFCE:
I started looking for a replacement for KDE and I noticed that both XFCE
and LXDE had potential.
I ran them both for a while, I think you should, too.
It’s the only way IMHO to find out. And in case of a possible hairy
situation try to find a solution. Finding solutions may be different in
different environments, too.
I had gotten used to some KDE apps that I didn’t want to give up, so
running those was crucial.
Anyways, my desktop of choice has been LXDE for quite some time.
First of all, the desktop for me is just a “desktop” which, as like my
real desktop, can not even be seen from underneath all the stuff on it.
The same goes with my computer desktops. I never see them.
Why should I? I’m running applications, I’m watching movies and
photographs, I’m listening to music. None of that has anything to do
with desktop as such, desktop for me is a place where I can start and
I have found out that LXDE is lighter and snappier. I notice this
because I run it on a low spec EeePC and several simultaneous virtual
machines, which are hosted on the main machine, also with LXDE.
I do everything I need and want in LXDE environments, no problems.
I have also changed my desktop manager from kdm to lxdm.
YMMV, try them out thoroughly, both are good, it’s a matter of taste and
a slight but noticeable difference in performance in LXDE’s favor.
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) 184.108.40.206-0.9-default main host
openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) 3.1.1-48-desktop Tumbleweed in VirtualBox
openSUSE 12.1 (i586) 3.1.0-1.2-desktop in EeePC 900