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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Fluxbox versus XFce4
by dpi on Wed 24th Nov 2004 12:22 UTC

XFce4 is a DE (with a WM); Fluxbox is a WM.

My personal experience with casual computer users on low-end PCs showed they could not handle WindowMaker or Fluxbox because it was too complex and non-intuitive to them. For example, starting a program appeared hard to them while in XFce4 we did a few modifications in the menu and it was all okay (but we replaced the file manager though such ain't used that much). So as far as user-friendly and low-end go, i'd definetely recommend XFce4 while geeks tend to attracted sometimes by the power of Fluxbox/*box/WindowMaker/E16/FVWM/etc.

The fact you tried both and aren't able to chose basically means that you understood both and got used to both and in such case the 'user-friendly for casual users' doesn't count because you're most likely more of a so-called 'power user'.