On Fri, 2011-12-23 at 10:17 +0000, Paul Gideon Dann wrote:
However, if I understand correctly, you're interested in using ArchLinux for a Digital Audio Workstation?
If you only need to use a couple of tools, you may find that you don't need a desktop environment, and could get away with a light window manager (e.g. OpenBox?) and login manager (SLiM?).
At least I need Xfce.
I was a KDE3 user (for some tasks I used Ion2). When KDE4 replaced KDE3 I switched to GNOME2 and when GNOME3 replaced GNOME2 I switched to Xfce.
I tested a lot of DEs/WMs.
For my DAW I'll use Xfce in the future, but I would like to test GNOME3 from time to time for the same DAW.