ThistleWeb wrote:I'm confuzled, convince you of what? In the FOSS world, it's not our place to convince people of anything. It's free for you to try any variant you like, and choose what works best for you. My DE of choice is XFCE for that reason, it works for me.
XFCE is a medium weight DE, it has most of what people need from the heavyweights Gnome and KDE with a smaller footprint. The way it's set up in distros like Mint and Ubuntu mean it's not exactly light, they add in lots of Gnome services which increase the size of the footprint. With a 4GB RAM system, it will have no problems with any DE, you're not likely to notice any difference with XFCE over Gnome or KDE. You have the luxury of using ANY environment, so you can try them all. Whatever works for you is the right option for you.
It can be done real lightweight like Crunchbang which idles in around 85mb RAM. This is ideal for older or limited spec computers. 4GB hardly qualifies as that.
As for the CAPTCHA question, you could copy and paste it into the terminal, hit ENTER, then copy and paste the result into the box. It is kinda geeky, and kinda cool way to keep the spammers out. Spammers are a huge problem, so every site has a balance to make between keeping it human friendly and bot unfriendly.
Okay, you're being a little pedantic - I don't mean you need to convince me - the very fact I'm deciding between which linux
DE to choose shows I've already been convinced by FOSS but I just wanted to find out from XFCE users what features may interest me and make it worth while checking out.
I think I'll go for GNOME - KDE hasn't been my cup of tea. As for the captcha thang, I wasn't getting anything returned from the CLI when I put that command in... strange...
If you're wondering what the username's all about, it's a song I really dig off an album called "Jalamanta" by Brant Bjork - it's also the name of his record label.