following some kind and enlightened advice here recently, I have decided to try a Linux distro other than Fedora. I have 3 .iso's on my hard drive. My machine is an ASUS N55s Intel i5, with 500gb HD, 6gb RAM and 2gb dedicated GPU memory. It's no slouch, but it's old. I'm looking for a lightweight desktop environment that will let me tweak layouts, themes, shortcuts etc, and an OS that will provide painless and n00b-friendly package installation, running PD, Supercollider, Processing, Arduino, Audacity and Ardour mainly.. I've chosen Mint Cinnamon, Xfce and Ubuntu Studio, and I'd appreciate your insights and experiences. I do recall trying out Ubuntu Studio a few years ago. My machine ground to a halt, was very sluggish and felt 'bloated', without allowing much leeway to tinker and tweak. With the little research I've done, I'm leaning towards Xfce. I'll be spending tmoro afternoon doing the install.
Looking forward to your advice