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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RE: Xfce is my current favorite
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 7th Jun 2014 20:56 UTC in reply to "Xfce is my current favorite"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

I used a bit of GNOME 2 and Xfce during the end of GNOME2/KDE3's time, and only tried KDE4 as an everyday desktop with a more recent openSUSE release. I was still on a machine with only a gig of RAM, so I wasn't exactly happy with its performance... but since then, I've moved onto tiling window managers (using i3 right now).

I've been kind of wanting to go back to Xfce and give it a try after all this time, but just can't bring myself to... and even if I did, I think I'm so spoiled by tiling window managers and their total lack of mouse as a requirement that I probably wouldn't feel quite right using it (or any stacking window manager, for that manager). Still... I had a great experience with Xfce in several releases of Zenwalk, KateOS, SalixOS and others years ago. Xfce was definitely at the top, IMO.

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