Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Apr 2012 10:16 UTC, submitted by xerverius
Xfce "Today, after 1 year and 4 months of work, we are pleased to announce the release of the Xfce desktop 4.10, a new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.8. In the 4.10 cycle we mainly focused on polishing the desktop and improving the user experience in various ways." A detailed overview of the changes compared to Xfce 4.8 and Xfce 4.10 preview releases can be found in the ChangeLogs. Xfce 4.10 will make its way to your distribution of choice, but of course, you can always download it and build it yourself.
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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Mon 30th Apr 2012 01:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
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You can always run PCManFM under Xfce, you're not "stuck" with Thunar. Some of my favorite desktop setups in the past have mixed components from different projects with little to no issues. I tend to use Thunar as my file manager when I build an E17 desktop, for example.

But you're right, as fast and stable as Xfce is even on older hardware, LXDE is even faster. If you don't need the extra features Xfce has over LXDE, you'll probably find the latter to be a better fit. Personally, I prefer Xfce by a wide margin, but LXDE is a great desktop in its own right.

*nod* I used to run Konqueror 3.5 under desktops like GNOME, Xfce, and a homemade Fluxbox-centered mixture back in the days before I found less gaudy KDE 3.5 theming resources.

Once I did find better theming options, I was a loyal KDE 3.5 user.

I switched to LXDE when I finally couldn't wait for KDE 4 to become fast and stable any longer (somewhere around KDE 4.4) and GTK+ had finally fixed the Save/Load dialog to perform well.

LXDE has its annoying flaws, but since they're actually GNOME-inspired "features" in GTK+ common dialogs, Xfce wouldn't fix them.

(Stuff like buggy keyboard support, forcing "Open" to start in the "Recently Used" section with buggy support for being emptied, lacking "show this bookmark only in this application", and having neither "Delete" and "Rename" context menu entries nor an "Open in File Manager" one.)

Edited 2012-04-30 01:52 UTC

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