@MALsPa said in Is there an overhead having two windows managers ?:
After some time, running different DEs under same account will eventually corrupt your system.
I haven’t seen this happening. I have Xfce, Openbox, and LXDE installed in Arch. Seems fine having all three available, no performance issues.
I agree, also have multiple DEs for almost a year now, everything is fine :p
I was trying to avoid posting this, but YES it is possible to run multiple DEs, but on different ttys, and once again YES it will consume a lot of cpu. I did it once for fun, but i see no purpose doing that.
If you are interested you can check here http://www.webupd8.org/2010/01/using-multiple-window-managers-in-same.html
Let me try to be more practical: What do you wish in your DE that you’re not satisfied and trying to merge them?