Linked by Neven Bijelic on Wed 24th Nov 2004 08:45 UTC
Xfce No doubt, all of you have heard of Xfce and those who haven't will hear about it soon anyway. I remember trying out Xfce for the first time back on SuSE 9.0. I am not sure if it came with the distrobution or if I downloaded it. At the time 9.0 came out I remember thinking to myself "nice, good potential, could be eyecandy, fast..." but I still logged into KDE upon booting. Sure I tried Gnome but somehow for a windows-commer KDE was more user friendly at the time. Update: More screenshots of XFce.
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RE: What's the value added ?
by Richard James on Wed 24th Nov 2004 11:17 UTC

The value add is that it is lighter, i.e. it takes up less disk space, memory and runs faster than KDE/GNOME. KDE/GNOME is ok if you have a more modern machine but for older computers XFCE is faster and more responsive. Unfortunatley I do not know where the boundary lies between what machine type CPU/MEMORY can be used for GNOME/KDE and what machine type for XFCE, but for me I have over 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM etc so I use KDE.