So, in the interest of feeling informed about the varied desktop environments that exist, I've performed two
apt-get install for
lubuntu-desktop in recent months. I didn't really much care for either one, I guess I've just come to appreciate the Unity UX.
At any rate, and entirely anecdotally speaking, I can't help but feel like ever since the first
xubuntu-desktop that load time was a little slower than before. Talking from Power On to the login screen here. Not only that, but it replaced my loading screen with the
xubuntu one :( After downloading
lubuntu-desktop, I feel more certain that the computer takes a little longer from power button to login screen (and the splash screen wasn't even present at last login, but honestly that seems cosmetic to me so I'm not terribly concerned). Of course, I've never taken a stopwatch with me to watch things boot up, so this is nothing but my limited perception.
I'm on the verge of doing a re-install just to clear the Win7 partition (and possibly the Win7 recovery partition, if that's safe) off this computer altogether as I just don't use it, so this may be a moot point. But that doesn't mean I won't get an itch to try out something like Cinnamon desktop or any of the myriad that are out there, and so before I go recreating the same problem for myself - is it conceivable that the startup sequence gets a little wonky after installing all those desktop environments?