Cinnamon vs Mate: which is better?

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Cinnamon vs Mate: which is better?

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Yeah, yeah, I know ... it depends on what you want it for, your equipment, yadda, yadda, yadda. Pace, experts!

I may replace my hard drive, up the RAM on a desktop.

-- I want FAST boot, FAST operations (Mate) ... but I like eye candy (hence Cinnamon).

-- I don't like Mate's GUI file manager (no setting for automatic dual-panel display), although I could easily overcome it with Double Commander, which I have also installed.

-- But of late Cinnamon's spices and whatnot have gotten to be a pain. Too slow, hard to customize.

I've got a desktop of several years back, see sys info below

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Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: MSI model: H97M-G43(MS-7924) v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 2.10 date: 07/28/2015
CPU:
  Info: dual core model: Intel Pentium G3258 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Haswell rev: 3 cache:
    L1: 128 KiB L2: 512 KiB L3: 3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3200 min/max: 800/3200 cores: 1: 3200 2: 3200 bogomips: 12799
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01
    pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: none off: VGA-1 empty: DVI-D-1,HDMI-A-1
    bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1380
Advice requested.

TIA
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Re: Cinnamon vs Mate: which is better?

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I love Cinnamon but I turn off ALL the eye candy on it. Runs just as good as MATE IMHO
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Re: Cinnamon vs Mate: which is better?

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I get eyecandy by using Compiz in Mate. Nothing beat desktop cube~
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Re: Cinnamon vs Mate: which is better?

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I turned off the effects on cinnamon and i still dont know if it made things faster or not. Can someone explain the effects because turned on or off i see no difference. :?
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Re: Cinnamon vs Mate: which is better?

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ChickyNuggiez wrote:
Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:22 pm
I turned off the effects on cinnamon and i still dont know if it made things faster or not. Can someone explain the effects because turned on or off i see no difference. :?
Removing visual effects can't speed up your computer if they aren't bottlenecking anything in the first place.
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Re: Cinnamon vs Mate: which is better?

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ha ha- this is a trick question.
which is better? both and neither (for different reasons)
others will disagree, but I use both
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