Just looking at Zenwalk.
If it wasn’t for my requirement to run VMWare Server without the hassle to compile non-vm patches to get it working. I would probably use Zenwalk as my primary desktop system.
- XFCE: lighter than Gnome but just as pretty.
- Zenpanel: Simple interface to all things system
- Seems snappy
- Good range of GTK2 based apps that cover the need to haves
- A fast and lightweight IDE – Geany