Linked by Rahul Gaitonde on Mon 10th May 2004 18:41 UTC
Xfce Before we begin, here's what XFce's website has to say about itself: XFce is a lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use. It's based on the GTK+ toolkit version 2.
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XFCE vs. KDE3.2 question
by anonymaus on Mon 10th May 2004 19:10 UTC

Some comments were made about XFCE "giving KDE3.2 a run for its money."

Just out of curiosity, what are the realistic system requirements of each? I've seen numerous wm's mention they run on older or 'lighter' hardware, but I've rarely seen anyone outline the hardware the recommend for *nix applications.

I've got a project coming up to build a couple of lightweight desktops for a local non-profit, and I'd be curious to know if there was a page floating around listing a comparison of the system requirements of various DE's and WM's.

It'd be really handy to get a sort of "executive overview" of various desktops, to make life easier for would-be (and in my case wanna-be) system integrators.