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Discussion on: I triple-booted on an 8-years-old MacBook Pro (and OS's comparison)

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Mike Bybee

It always makes me sad to see people install an XFCE-based distro when modern KDE has similar performance with infinitely more features and configurability. I check in on XFCE every few years, and check out again immediately when I see that Orage is still as crappy as ever.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt Author • Edited

I have rarely tried KDE and it was long long ago. Only have experiences with Mate, GNOME 2,3. Tried LxQt for a while (Lubuntu), but didn't like it.

It depends on advertising / blogs, I guess.

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Mike Bybee • Edited

LXQT is way too bare bones to justify the miniscule RAM savings. Mate is a fork of GNOME 2, just with GTK 3 integration. If it weren't still so buggy and didn't still have so many visual issues (applet transparency inconsistencies, etc.), I might use it, as I hated KDE 3 and loved GNOME 2.

Since KDE 5, though, no other DE comes even remotely close IMO. It even allows me to configure some of the things I miss about Unity (which I wish had been built on KWin and Plasma instead of Compiz and GNOME 2-3), but in a much more configurable way.