Hello, I bought a fanless MSI Cubi N 8GL PC (Intel N5000, 8GB RAM, 256GB NVME). Now I’m trying to find the best DE for this PC. I want to use it as a normal PC and also as a mini home server 24/7.
This is why I have these doubts about the DE:
-GNOME: I would like to use it because it’s the default Fedora desktop, but I’m scared about the huge amount of RAM used and the lower performance on low-end devices than the others DE. I would also need a lot of extension to change it as I’m used to work.
-KDE: It seems to be the best DE at the moment: pretty lightweight, with tons of features and with a “standard” UI. I’m not sure to chose KDE because it’s hardly integrated. I got many problems in the past months because when a component broke, the whole system had huge problems.
-XFCE/MATE: These are the DE I’m used to use. With the last updates and the KDE improvements they are no longer so lightweight as in the past so, maybe, I’m using “old” DEs without many modern features and not having such a big advantage in performance and RAM usage
I’m not considering other WM/DE because of the lack of some features. What do you suggest?