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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Was a WindowMaker user...
by Gord on Sat 27th Nov 2004 14:09 UTC

I was a diehard WindowMaker user for the last 6 years. Just recently I
switched to XFCE. There are a couple of thoughts (grips)...

1. The MenuBar, is ugly! And short of turning on the autohide option,
You have to live with it. It would be nice to be able to customize it so
that it would fit in with whatever desktop theme you like. As it is now, it stands out like a sore thumb.

2. This is more a pet peeve but... In WindowMaker, If you click anywhere on the screen desktop, your menu pop's up there. It's one of the features that keep me away from Gnome and KDE. Now I'm so use to doing this, that I'm forever bringing up the "Desktop" Menu.
If there was someway to convert that fugly menubar into the popup "Desktop Menu". That would be sweet...

Other than these I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with the snappy responce (not that WindowMaker was slow). The best thing about XFCE, is it's very very light on system. Slow cpu's and small ram machines take note! This is the windowmanager you want. Hands down.

Thanks for listening.