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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by Chris on Mon 10th May 2004 21:34 UTC

"To the fellow who asked about performance, I don't know about XFCE, but KDE is usable with as little as 96MB of RAM. I run it on my laptop just fine, and that's all it has. Anything less than 96MB, however, and there is an extreme drop-off in performance."
Xfce and flux were usable on 56MB (64-8 for gfx).
I use xfce on my main desktop because I noticed KDE 3.2 was dogging up application load times (I don't know how, but if I ran something off the panel icon it would take longer to load). Also, I couldn't get arts to stay off. And the final annoyance was random process usage. I liked KDE 3.2, but it doesn't fit my use as well as xfce. I still recommend KDE and Gnome to noobs, xfce is too difficult to edit the startup.