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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by Jerry on Wed 24th Nov 2004 17:32 UTC

"Is KDE / Gnome not enough?"

KDE and Gnome are bloated pigs and wasteful of resources and have been getting worse in this regard for years.

KDE 2 runs faster on my old 400 MHz PIII than KDE 3.3 runs on my 3.6 GHz P4. By a wide margin. XFce is faster than any variant of KDE or Gnome I've ever tried.

I think too many people are impressed by eye candy and fancy animations to care much about speed. While most people are marveling at the flashy animation after clicking on a UI element, I'm thinking "get on with it already!!". I just hope that XFce doesn't go the KDE/Gnome route and start trying to make it everything to everyone and bloat it all to hell in the process.