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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Perfect as it is!
by xzgv on Tue 11th May 2004 18:46 UTC

I don't use KDE or GNOME because these behemoths are sluggish on my PII/266 128mb RAM.

XFCE4 is perfect, simple, pretty and extremely fast, it consumes very little memory. I wanted the apps original icons for the panel, so i looked for them with the command: locate <package> xpm or pixmaps.

Being a blackbox refugee i changed the left workspace margin
to 5 in the settings manager, ao now i can right-click on the left side of the screen and choose from the Debian menu,
if i'm looking for an obscure app.

The taskbar and panel in auto-hide, gives me the whole screen to read more confortable in my 17" monitor.

XFCE4 devs: don't add any more stuff unless it makes it faster, ignore the KDE cry-babies who want their wm to make coffee for them. Keep it fast and simple.

Thanks for a great product.