Linked by David Adams on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 16:10 UTC, submitted by Sin2x
Gnome Linus Torvalds piped up in the comments of a Google+ posting by Linux kernel hacker Dave Jones to air his true feelings about Gnome 3: "it's not that I have rendering problems with gnome3 (although I do have those too), it's that the user experience of Gnome3 even without rendering problems is unacceptable." People care what Linus thinks, and when he ditched KDE for Gnome a couple of years ago, people took note. Now he's using Xfce.
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Openbox + GLX-Dock
by chemical_scum on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 23:37 UTC
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Openbox + xcompmgr + GLX-Dock + gkrellm and Thunar provides a pretty good lightweight DE when configured properly.

Mine takes up about 160MB on loading, enough eyecandy with a Mac like dock, but is practical for real work and very fast. Set it up to find out how to avoid going to Gnome 3 or Unity when my Ubuntu 10.04 comes to the end of support.

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