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mofongo wrote (edited )

For readability and tl;dw.

Distro RAM (MiB) Disk (GiB)
Kubuntu 18.04 LTS 462 5.8
Kubuntu 18.04 LTS Minimal 451 4.6
Lubuntu 18.04 LTS 262 3.7
Lubuntu 18.04 LTS Minimal 264 3.7
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 1300 4.8
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Minimal 1200 4.2
Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS 865 5.2
Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS Minimal 710 4.8
Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS 596 5.3
Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS Minimal 578 4.7
Xubuntu 18.04 LTS 515 4.9
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sudo wrote

Wow, LXDE is really lightweight.

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mofongo wrote (edited )

I'm surprised by KDE myself. 16.04 uses around 1GB in my system, I can't wait to see how much 18.04 improves.

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sudo wrote

I'd use it myself, but I think it looks like shite compared to XFCE, and I've got RAM to spare. Maybe I'll put it on a server I'm about to build (if I decide to put a DE on there at all, that is).

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mofongo wrote

The opposite happens to me. Whenever I try XFCE I either find it ugly or clunky.

I could be too used to KDE for a DE change be easy

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xxi wrote

I always liked XFCE, never really "got" what KDE is about. LXDE is what introduced me to DE's and Linux though. XFCE was reasonably lightweight and easy enough to use to enable my transition to Linux.

Aside: a while ago I decided to torture myself, so I ditched XFCE in favor of dwm + assorted suckless software. Insane seeing as I lack the proper C skills and knowledge of the workings of the X Window System to get the most out of it. I still suck but I've been forced to learn a thing or two.

Anyway, if people want lightweight dwm/suckless is a good alternative.