I was interested in trying one of these out, at the Lucid version, though.
I noticed that Lubuntu isn't listed on the Ubuntu page, that it's still at beta 1. Is Ubuntu going to encompass Lubuntu as part of the group eventually?
Which DE do you think is lighter? I have read of some people saying Xubuntu is more resource heavy than xfce installed in other distros, Debian, for e.g. While others have claimed that Xubuntu and Lucid is a much improved version. Who to believe?
Anyway, I know, try them out and see for myself but I thought I'd ask for opinions.
I like the lighter DE but because I am used to and like particular software, I often 'install what I like and need.' even though the DE started off with default programs/applications and quite light.
I mostly need/use Kaffeine and/or MPlayer, Synaptic (must have even for just checking visually what is available and installed), Amarok (if you know of a better sound player, by all means, suggest one) and Kate/Kwrite or Gedit (either one will do). I guess xfce and LXDE will have a decent GUI editor? I don't have an overwhelming preference for any of the File Managers. As long as they're not annoying or can do what I want, I can try new ones.
Anyway, which OS would you choose? (Assuming you're letting your preference of Gnome or KDE be set aside to choose between XFCE and LXDE).