The most light-weight Compiz compatible environment?

I require Compiz for organizational reasons; I make heavy use of its window sorting features. But I like light-weight environments so that I can give as much of my system’s resources to the applications as possible.

Is there a DE that plays nice with Compiz, but is still very light?

Asked By: Garrett

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Do you actually require a DE at all? I’ve run Compiz without one before, there’s no real reason it would require one, and that’s about as light-weight as you can get

Answered By: Michael Mrozek

I’m running Compiz standalone right now. Works just fine. I followed the instructions on the Arch Linux Compiz wiki page; see especially the section As a Standalone Window Manager.

Answered By: frabjous