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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@eddy, Re: I just don't know about this...
by Peter on Wed 24th Nov 2004 18:07 UTC

>I'd say it's hard to beat good old FVWM. So really, what's
>the point of XFce? I read somebody saying that it's good for
>"new users".

FVWM is an excellent window manager, that is true. But it's a pain to configure and get setup the way you like it. Xfce's configuration, on the other hand, is entirely point-and-click. Now I'm one of those people that like tweaking things and editing config files by hand, but not when I have to spend many hours looking at the FVWM documentation and writing my own .fvwm2rc just to get it into a USABLE state. Xfce 4, on the other hand, has a good default setup and takes another maybe ~10-15 minutes or so to configure to my liking. Done.