Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Feb 2009 11:53 UTC, submitted by B12 Simon
Xfce It took them two years, but the Xfce team has just released Xfce 4.6.0, with a whole slew of improvements. Xfce started back in 1996 as a Linux equivalent of CDE, but soon diverged from that goal to stand on its own two feet, and by now it's safe to say that Xfce is the best of the rest - after KDE and GNOME. Xfce 4.6.0 seems to cement them further into that position.
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Xfce and XDG
by fresch on Fri 27th Feb 2009 15:19 UTC
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Besides being light, fast, less needy on the dependency side than Gnome, and still offering more features, there is one other thing I like about Xfce... their adherence to standards worked out by

Open Source is great, but Open Standards and Software actually implementing it is even better...

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