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No native touch screen support and keyborad. So user experience on convertible is awful See More
Xfce adheres to the UNIX philosophy, which means it strives for being modular, minimal and expandable. This makes it very much customizable. You can make it as minimal as you want and as heavyweight as you want depending on the features and modules/plugins you use. See More
By having a compositing WM as the default WM makes way for a lot of visual tweaks and tricks that can and do make Xfce look great. You can adjust the transparency, shadows, borders, etc. and many other advanced tweaks are also available. See More
Whilst Cinnamon will run fine on many distributions, it might require legwork, and it won't necessarily play nice with the rest of the distribution. Cinnamon was developed for Linux Mint primarily, so its developers don't usually prioritise fixing non-Mint issues See More
Most of the configuration of LXDE is read from files. Consequently, you can store and manage these files in the same way you might manage other dotfiles, meaning that you can setup LXDE to your liking on a new machine very quickly and easily. See More
Canonical has ceased the development of the Unity desktop environment, along with the Mir display server. Future versions of Ubuntu will be shipping with Gnome 3. While branches of these are likely going to be maintained by the community, it's difficult to say how strongly these will last considering they were designed specifically for Ubuntu, they had never reached stable release, and more popular alternatives are already present (Wayland in the case of Mir). See More
Unity won a recent assessment of productivity for desktop users with the richest collection of keyboard shortcuts. Programs can be easily accessed by clicking on the Ubuntu symbol on the upper part of the launcher, or by pushing the "Windows" button found on most PCs. This opens up a box called the "dash" where users can search by typing in the name of desired programs to open them. See More
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