I’m using a pc connected to my TV for my daily media needs. Currently it has nixos with xfce, which I like because it’s (as far as I can tell as a linux noob) fairly minimal and snappy. However the nix tools can be a bit slow sometimes and it’s annoying to maintain, so I was thinking of installing manjaro xfce. Are there any performance tradeoffs I should be aware of when using manjaro xfce, compared to a fairly vanilla distro and vanilla xfce? Or am I even better off using a different version of manjaro/arch? I’m asking because I use manjaro xfce on my laptop, and it looks quite slick, so I’m worried it might be slower on an older pc (my day-to-day laptop is somewhat beefy for a laptop).
Also, in case it does to matter, is it possible to make manjaro xfce as vanilla as possible in terms of visual settings? Since I primarily use the tv pc for streaming I don’t mind if its very ugly but I do want it to be hands-off maintenance wise (which in my experience is the sweet spot that manjaro hits).
Thanks for any input!