Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

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Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

Post by freshtamatic » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:18 pm

Hi everyone. I have Installed the latest LM using Cinnamon and I'm very impressed. I also have an older core2duo laptop that has 2GB RAM and was wondering which of these 2 DEs I should install, If there is any difference at all.
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Re: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

Post by xenopeek » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:25 pm

In the laptop uses Intel graphics, Cinnamon should work fine. Xfce will be a little less demanding. If this is a laptop for "on the go" that may be preferable.
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Re: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

Post by freshtamatic » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:32 pm

Thanks. Yes it has Intel integrated graphics. If I were to upgraded to 4GB RAM, would I be able to comfortably use Cinnamon or is the CPU too old?

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Re: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

Post by xenopeek » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:56 pm

It should work fine with 2 GB as well. RAM isn't the issue (though Xfce will use less RAM itself, it really depends on what programs you're using as to whether 2 GB will cause a lot of swap use or not). Cinnamon will just use a little more power (battery) than Xfce—regardless of available RAM.
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Re: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

Post by freshtamatic » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:14 pm

Ok I see, thank you!!!

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Re: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

Post by sarge816 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:05 pm

I have a pair of computers (one laptop, one desktop) with Core2 Duo processors & 4GB RAM with Cinnamon and they both run it very well. I also have an old 3rd Generation 1.5GHz 1007u Celeron CPU (about as fast as a mid-level C2D) in a laptop with 2GB RAM and it also runs it well. Just for reference.

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Re: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

Post by freshtamatic » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:29 pm

Thanks! I really want to run Cinnamon and am looking for feedback!

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