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I was disappointed when Fuduntu announced that it would close its doors the other day. I didn't waste time looking at my alternatives. First, I took Manjaro 0.8.5 OpenBox for a spin. Then ArchBang. So I installed the Fedora 18 KDE spin yesterday.

KDE Plasma Workspace 4.10.1 is what comes with this spin. Let me tell you, KDE is the best Desktop GUI, bar none. Hats off to the KDE Developer Community and to +Aaron Seigo on a great product. It's really more than one product, to be accurate actually.

But, my meager Acer Aspire One D260 with 2GB ram was feeling the strain. I turned off 3D Desktop Effects which helps but it still felt sluggish and so at the end of the day yesterday, I decided to install Xfce. (Incidentally, I am aware members of the KDE Developer Team are working on a lightweight version of KDE Workspaces, named KLyDE. I think that is smart and I hope to test-drive it soon.)

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