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I installed the KDE version on my Acer Aspire One 522, which has an AMD C-60 CPU, Radeon HD 6290 graphics, and 1,024x600 resolution with a 10.1-inch screen, and Atheros wired and wireless network adapters.
This was where I saw the first major difference in using the Gnome and KDE distributions. Even though I had loaded the Gnome version on a more powerful system, the performance of the KDE version on this netbook was noticeably better.
The screenshot above shows the default KDE desktop. While there is certainly no problem with its performance on this system, I prefer the KDE netbook desktop on this kind of system. So I go to System Settings > Workspace Behaviour > Workspace > Workspace Type and choose "Netbook" from the drop-down list.