Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 7th Jun 2014 00:53 UTC
Xfce Over the past several years, mobile devices have greatly influenced user interfaces. That's great for handheld users but leaves those of us who rely on laptops and desktops in the lurch. Windows 8, Ubuntu Unity, and GNOME have all radically changed in ways that leave personal computer users scratching their heads.

One user interface completely avoided this controversy: Xfce. This review takes a quick look at Xfce today. Who is this product for? Who should pass it by?
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Not light
by pepa on Sat 7th Jun 2014 07:10 UTC
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2005-07-08

I want to like XFCE, and to a large extend I do, but an environment like MATE or LXDE are significantly lighter on resources. My main problems with XFCE are the lack of integration of any sort of half decent World Clock. Something like gsimplecal can be launched as an application, but I know of no way to integrate that into the XFCE clock in a non-hackish way. The other big beef is the placement of icons on the desktop is totally inflexible. So I need to use either pcmanfm or nautilus as a file manager, causing me to either flee to LXDE or Gnome-flashback (or MATE). Because of these to preferences (requirements for me), XFCE in its native form might never work.

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