Originally Posted by PhRe4k
I have full 3d effects enabled and working for both KDE and Gnome 3 Opensuse, and while KD3 is pretty and much more customizable I prefer the efficiency of Gnome 3. Weird, because a lot of people don't care much for it
I also find the simplicity more beautiful in the end
I'm not sure what you mean by efficiency but I never found Gnome in any form to provide it. But hey, some people like OSX and it's GUI and some don't.
Nothing was better than having nearly 20 programs open (yay for 8GBs RAM) and being able to present windows...type maybe two letters and have KDE bring up the program I wanted. The only downsides were from turning compositing off and then on again. Massive lag in all DEs though from that action. I just wish compositing didn't screw with VDPAU.
Originally Posted by mbudden
LXDE is a lighter weight DE than E17.
I have seen someone on here use a terminal web browser. I forgot to ask who uses that.
Hmm...I just checked and my results actually put them pretty close...when I had LXDE in Fedora I was using 128MB on login and with E17 I'm about 130MB (I don't mess around much with these two DEs defaults outside of adding XFCE power controls to LXDE since it doesn't have any). I thought E17 was winning but obviously having compositing built in to it is bloating it too much.
Nice to see we have competition on the "lighter" DEs.