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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xfce is pretty good
by i_code_too_much on Wed 24th Nov 2004 16:56 UTC

I tried one of the 4.2 beta versions recently. I'm impressed because it's pretty full featured and yet still light and pretty quick. I have a PII 850 MHz laptop with 384 M ram and a PII 266 MHz laptop with 192 M ram that I still get a kick out of using for web browsing and streaming music. xfce worked pretty well on the PII and feels really snappy on the PIII.
My main desktop is kde 3.3.1 on the PIII but I had to turn to gnome 2.8 on the laptop because kde was unusable mainly because of extremely slow startup times.

I have a few wishes for xfce:

1. Adopt rox as the file manager or improve the current one so that drag and drop is available and so that icons can be dragged to the desktop and back.

2. A terminal with tabs that is not based on vte. There is a terminal currently based on vte, but starting it up is extremely slow as is starting a new session in a new tab. Gnome-terminal has the same problem and so I would think that vte is the problem.

3. startup notification should work from whereever an application is clicked with the purpose of executing it. In the beta this was not working everywhere. It was not working from the drawers or from the menu for example.

good luck to them...