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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RE[3]: Oh well
by spiderman on Fri 27th Feb 2009 16:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well"
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2008-10-23

This is not possible. If you want CDE, you've got to use CDE.
If you want an improved CDE, then it is not CDE anymore.
XFCE is not CDE and is wonderful. I use it everyday with full satisfaction. Every release is better than the previous one.
On my netbook, this is the only DE I've found that let me put everything vertically (including window list) to save vertical space. There is windowmaker but XFCE is much more usable.
So it is not CDE, good! If I wanted CDE, I would use CDE!
At least tell us what you think is wrong with XFCE that make you prefer the way it was when it was closer to CDE!
You don't like having the possibility to have several dock? Just use one! You don't like antialiased fonts? Just don't use them! You like your desktop acting as a window list? Use it like that!
What don't you like precisely?
If all you don't like about it is that it is not CDE, you've got to know that CDE does actually still exist. It didn't disappear.

Edited 2009-02-27 16:06 UTC

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