I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but what are the Pros and Cons of setting up OpenBox as a DE as opposed to a bare Window Manager?
Now I first gave Linux a try in late '98 after buying a set of install CDs and a RedHat Box Set. Unfortunately I was using AOL at the time as I was unaware of any local ISPs at the time so I really couldn't do much with it...
However I did noticed exactly how stable Linux was with my system in comparison to Windows 95 OSR2 with the AOL Client which kept Blue Screening on me after long sessions.
So long story short, I've using Xfce for a long time and I'm well used to it along with the fact that it just works, no ifs or buts about it. However there is always that urge to forever try something, anything, different from time to time. On top of this sometimes we have to use other folks systems sometimes and whatever what they are using.
Of course I do have an older laptop with much lower specs then my main rig and using a much lighter setup will be a Godsend.
Sorry about the long rambling, but how does using OpenBox setup as DE vs using Xfce? Less resource usage? faster respond times with slow HDD? Better usability with a Laptop with only 4GB RAM, 5400 RPM HDD, and i5 2c/4t CPU? With my everyday Box it would be rather silly to switch over to OpenBox DE as chances are, I strongly doubt that I would even notice.
Thoughts on this?