So here I am, coming back from Fedora to Xubuntu 10.04. It’s not that I don’t like Fedora, but it has one deal-breaking usability issue: it can’t resume from standby properly on the HP, forcing me to manually shutdown and lose anything that I have opened. Whoops.
Xubuntu, on the other hand, is one of the best distros I have ever used. It includes a really nice default choice of software and gives me the full power of Ubuntu’s repositories. The only thing I replaced so far was Totem (with GNOME-Mplayer). It’s fast, efficient and it looks good (I didn’t even have to change the theme, Albatross is beautiful). RAM usage is currently 336MB with Firefox (6 tabs), Pidgin and Exaile open, totally pawning GNOME.
I have also succeeded in configuring Dropbox as detailed here.