This thread looks long since over. But it's late, I'm bored and spacing per usual, so why not add .02 cents ?
Agree with Jason ... probably others too. Had I bothered to read them before jumping ahead to post. A fast system w 2gigs of RAM. Anything you install on it should be fast. Though logic dictates anything that is quality and tested software and uses less system resources is likely to be snappier.
What's the point of having 2gigs of RAM installed, if it never gets used ? On the old dinosaur box I'm sitting in front of diff story .. 512mb's of massive raw power !!!
So am learning to luv xfce and now fluxbox is actually starting to appeal. Neat lil desktop really.
Either that or could drop a couple bucks and 45 mins and install some added RAM.
Or use one of the lappies sitting around. But have actually grown fond of this old thing. It's got heart ...