Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2005 13:38 UTC, submitted by Erik Harrison
Xfce "Every major release of the 4.x series of Xfce has been pretty major. 4.0 was the result of over a years work, a major rewrite of the entire desktop. 4.2 saw the introduction of major features and enhancements that were incomplete for 4.0, and new developers as Xfce4 gained popularity. 4.4 is going to be a major upgrade to Xfce, with new components, major upgrades to old ones, and more tools for developers. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what's coming."
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RE[2]: not for me
by elsewhere on Mon 5th Sep 2005 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE: not for me"
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If you like your desktop to act like one big application, why aren't you using Windows? Everything is integrated and works more tightly than any desktop environment available today (Gnome, for example, doesn't even have a clipboard). The UNIX tradition is to have specialized, modular components that make up the desktop as a whole.

So integration and ease-of-use have no place on the *nx desktop, and the only alternative is Windows ?

A good DE should match the user's requirements, not the other way aorund. Xfce likely won't appeal to the kde crowd and vice versa, but there's certainly enough room at the table for both and more. Choice and freedom is good, isn't that the LINUX tradition?

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