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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Why all the xfce, kde, gnome bashing?
by er81 on Wed 24th Nov 2004 20:21 UTC

It's funny how with Linux we have so many choices when it comes to file managers, window managers... anything! And all we do is complain because we HAVE the choice. With Linux, FreeBSD, etc you can basically create your ideal environment. If you would like to add something, how about writing the code. We've got a ton of languages to choose from, C/C++, Perl, Java (I guess), Python, etc.

What I DO like the the efforts made to create some standards these environments CAN take advantage of, startup notification, system tray, etc.

As for xffm, I admit I wasn't too fond of it until one day I was browsing several directories and once. Problably coping files and such. I had some directory under $HOME open, and some filesystem mounted under the fstab folder. All I had to do was scroll up and down a bit. I might need some work, but it does NOT suck.

Think about the effort xfce4 developers have comitted to their project. Be thankfull ;)