Thanks for the tip. I've done that and it does seem quicker, but I'll see how it goes for a few days.
TobyJamesJoy wrote:i chose xfce and unity. xfce because it's light, customizable and noob-friendly. it should be able to run on any machine and do anything that windows xp/mum and dad distros do whilst having things like a trash-can etc as default, unlike lxde.
i chose unity because many people i know use mac and unity seems to have all of the usability and impressive looks and features that os x provides, without the pricetag or the brand-restrictions. when i tell people i use linux they often say "oh that's like the old computers isn't it?". i think if people have the processing power to run it and aren't afraid of losing the "start" button, unity should be first choice as it shows that linux can provide modern ui experiences to rival the most established players out there, whilst giving freedom and doing it all for no cost.