igor83 wrote:I will install Dolphin, but if I like it, then it is likely I will go with KDE for my desktop. I think a good scenario would be KDE for desktop, Xfce for htpc, and Xfce for my old laptop.
Actually, it works very well with xfce, especially if you turn on the kde services in the sessions/startup settings menu. That, and the gnome services, is an xfce feature I like a lot. I don't feel the need to bother install the kde shell.
I have not tried Xfce 4.08, but have not really noticed any slowness in 4.10, maybe because my motherboard and cpu are relatively modern.
I've installed both xfce 4.8 and 4.10 on other machines, over ubuntu gnome/unity and xubuntu both. The former worked fine but xubuntu has better desktop integration.
There was no difference in speed in 4.08 and 4.10 with xubuntu for me either, and this is also modern, reasonably powerful hardware (but it's not a gaming machine either). 4.10 in the Mint Xfce Maya edition was slow. Not in xubuntu. That was largely my whole point, and why I'm now using xfce 4.8 over ubuntu based Maya 13 instead of the MATE shell. Happily.
BTW all this stuff about xfce being for older or slower hardware is just nonsense. There's nothing I can do in mate ur unity or gnome fallback that I can't do in xfce.
I would prefer 4.10 of Xfce over 4.08, because reviews said there were a lot of bug fixes.
Whose reviews? They may have fixed some bugs but they introduced others.
For one thing, any devices ... such as your windows partition ... would appear twice on you desktop and/or file manager. This can be worked around but, really. They released it like that?
This bug did not happen in the mint 13 xfce edition using 4.10, but in every other respect it was far inferior to xubuntu 4.10 that I presently run on 2 other computers. Sorry, but it's true.
4.10 is nicer in some ways but it's not that much better. The X architecture has been around for a long time. Longer than MS Windows. Xfce does incremental upgrades.