Yup, you heard right. I just wiped my dual boot of windows 7 and Linux Mint 15 cinnamon and replaced it with Linux Mint 15 XFCE as the only OS!
I put it on my aging desktop, and it runs like new again! This is a big achievement for me. I now feel comfortable with Linux. I can now use it flawlessly for programming and web browsing and doing other work. The best part is, I am LOVING the change. Linux has served me well, and I hope to spread the joy of using Linux to my Aunt/Uncle, if that is their choice.
The only somewhat-severe problem was a graphical glitch during bootup, where my PC wouldn't boot! I fixed that by replacing an AMD Radeon HD 6570 with an Nvidia GeForce 7600 video card. I now have no glitches, and everything works flawlessly.
From an extremely satisfied Linux lover and user,
Running on ancient hardware and a mediocre laptop.