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 AdamW on Thu 25th Nov 2004 05:37 UTC

Well, strictly speaking, WM with all the add-ons you describe would be a DE. I normally think of it as a DE, albeit a light one. IMO the distinction is pretty simple - a window manager manages windows. It controls their rendering, their interaction with each other, their priority, their borders and the user's interaction with them. Anything that does anything else is a DE. Got a panel? It's a DE. Got its own file dialog? DE. Got a file manager? DE. Don't see how the distinction is workable any other way.