So I have 2008 Dell latitude e5400 laptop. It can be very slow and I am looking for a balanced OS to put on it. I have been using XFCE based ubuntu. I tried installing LXDE based debian on it today only to have it fail. I would like to try again but I had this idea in mind:
Would I have a more efficient system if I installed XFCE based Debian or LXDE based Ubuntu (like Lubuntu)? Would the core of the two distributions effect efficiency more or simply the two desktop environments?
I want to know because I have had much more experience using Ubuntu based distributions vs using Debian based distributions. I realize that ubuntu is a fork but I've never had an issue installing an ubuntu based distribution.
Yes I realize that these two are not mutually exclusive here.