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Discussion on: Which desktop environment, and why?

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Mike Bybee

XFCE is lighter than GNOME 3 (and any other Mutter-based DE), but Plasma has consumed less RAM than XFCE since at least v5.17 (it's currently at v.5.21, with 5.22 on the way).

Important caveat: Latte Dock nearly doubles RAM usage on KDE. Until Latte Dock slims down, starts up faster, and sheds many bugs, I'll be sticking to the default (and extremely capable, just not nearly as featureful or pretty) Plasma panel(s).

Forem Open with the Forem app