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jibawakee
August 26th, 2012, 04:37 AM
I know Xfce is pretty fast but what about the others (i used the fuduntu before i really like the dock and the look of that anyone know what it is)

zombifier25
August 26th, 2012, 05:00 AM
LXDE is an extremely light DE that still functions like a modern UI. There are lighter DEs available, but they're really hard to use, unless you use computers back in the 90s.

2F4U
August 26th, 2012, 06:32 AM
Not sure what you want to compare here, since XFCE is a desktop environment while Fuduntu is a Linux distribution and not even based on Ubuntu but on Fedora. If you stay within the Ubuntu family, Lubuntu with LXDE is the lightest.

When you compare on a distribution basis, Debian or Arch with XFCE are still lighter than, for example, Lubuntu with LXDE. I've setup Debian and Arch with XFCE (32 bit) and such a setup will use around 80 MB of RAM on an empty desktop.

Frogs Hair
August 26th, 2012, 02:35 PM
The two fastest for on my computer have been E17 and LXDE in that order . If I were to use E17 again I would use the Ubuntu based Bodhi Linux. http://www.bodhilinux.com/