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 is my current pick
by Dasher42 on Fri 27th Feb 2009 22:53 UTC
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I have a Linux desktop and a Mac notebook. Windows is at long last out of the picture. I like to be able to switch with a minimum of fuss between the two remaining platforms, but I'm still settling on the components of my Linux desktop.

I like KDE's power and the reinterpretation of the desktop through Plasma, but I find the interface a little high on the latency, especially the console, and I dislike how much the interface models itself on Windows. I like Gnome's interface; it's almost clean and snappy enough to be Mac-like, but there are still pieces of it that don't seem integrated or quick.

XFCE has a light touch, and still feels modern. It doesn't add as much power, but it doesn't get in my way either. I really think it deserves a higher ranking on the Linux desktop. Here's hoping this next release gets its due!

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