I would like to introduce you a not-so-popular , under-rated Gnu/Linux Distro. It is NetRunner 14. We all know KDE is the biggest resource eating DE follows by GNOME. XFCE etc. I have been using Gnome as my primary DE but swtiched to XFCE since Gnome 3. All these time, I was having heavy-resource KDE experience whenever I tried that flavor. Recently I came across this new kid on the block, NetRunner KDE. Well I would love to tell you that this is the first Time, I am experiencing that a KDE distro is surpassing a Gnome/XFCE Distro in terms of System Responsiveness.
Yes, it is super glazing fast, very much responsive, there is no more such hanging icon when you launch an app in KDE. No more glutted feeling. I am using a modest system hardware, just 2GB memory with Intel i-family processor. After I disabled some KDE desktop effects, unwanted enhancement, then my system is super fast.
I can edit a word file in Libre Office while listening song in Clementine and browsing internet in Chromium and FireFox. well, I can give you the word that you will love this distro too. Just try it from here