I'm reinstalling Ubuntu for the 2nd time in 3 days. I like the effects Compiz gives (like the desktop cube). And I like the old feel of the other Ubuntu "flavors" (KDE, Gnome and XFCE). I DETEST the "Unity" desktop.
So, what does Compiz (Cube) work best and/or easiest with? I had KDE installed and Compiz worked AMAZINGLY well without any extra work (just downloaded with synaptic). Turned on the cube and BOOM!!! Worked great! But, KDE had other functional issues such as being flaky with Conky and not showing synaptic (had to run synaptic by running it from the command line). Hard to change the wallpaper. Many others.
I installed Gnome and couldn't get the cube to work AT ALL. But, everything else worked PERFECTLY.
XFCE was fast, but, again, trouble with the cube...
Any one have an idea for me?