Hi! I’m recently using Manjaro Linux (KDE) on my Laptop. I love to experiment with other distros based on Arch Linux due to its rolling release advantage. I don’t know about which DE to try out and also I don’t want to finish my daily data trying out all the live CDs. Here I’m posting my specs so you may suggest me a DE which is stable as well as fast on my Laptop. I’m also confused between Lite and Ultimate editions. Any help would be great
The lite edition has very minimal packages preinstalled
So you can choose what you want to install later
Though you need to know what you want and how to get what you want
While the ultimate edition has almost everything you need on Linux
Like office suite
Gaming stores like steam itch minigalaxy
Lutris gamehub etc
Emulators like retroarch yuzu rpcs3 pcsx2 ppsspp etc
Wine with all deps
All graphics,audio,video,editors and convertors
And as for the desktop environment
Since you used KDE you can use it.
It is just your choice which interface you want and you are comfortable with.
Ultimate editions are made for having all the right tools needed to get gaming started on linux, out of the box. For Ultimate editions, we recommend a minimum of 6 GB of RAM and 20 GB of Storage Space.
Lite editions are made for having only minimal packages preinstalled, out of the box.So you can customize it later how you want, The choice is yours to make. For Lite editions, we recommend a minimum of 3 GB of RAM and 10 GB of Storage Space.
Thank you @SGS and @librewish for your reply. I’m quite comfortable with KDE but will Gnome work fine for me. I love KDE but I like to experiment. My last experience with Gnome was eith Ubuntu 20 and it was horrible. I thought maybe debian is just not for me. Should my system be able to run Gnome quite same like KDE?
Since Gnome lagged too much in Ubuntu I have started thinking my laptop is just quite good for lightweight DE’s like XFCE and KDE.
Just asking if Gnome would take a toll on my battery, RAM and CPU just as Ubuntu did and if it’s quite heavy?
Perhaps you’re doing better than others do after IIT’s. I also dream about building a Linux distro (maybe it’s too early )
All the best for your Garuda Linux Project
The distro looks quite attractive and I assure that it will nurture quite well.
Thanks for your time.
Never mind, everyone does that. I, too, wasted quite a lot of time during my JEE preparations learning Linux or hopping distros. I’ve tested quite a number of distros just as my hobby but just hope within a month complete my course. I was quite sincere during my 11th and 12th but the lockdown disrupted my studies and now hoping to quite catch the mainstream for JEE.
Good Luck ahead !