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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About Xfe
by Flavio on Mon 29th Nov 2004 11:32 UTC

For those donīt know Xfe ( ), itīs a Windows Explorer like file manager, very light, fast, intuitive, look well, made on FOX ( )and runs (as every FOX application) over X. No need for KDE or Gnome.
From its home page:

Why another file manager?
Yes, it's a good question. Why another file manager when the excellent Konqueror or Nautilus exist on Linux systems? The answer is quite simple : these file managers are very good, features rich and look wonderful, but they are like a brontosaurus when you are a console addict and only want to copy some files or delete it. Another problem is that they require either the whole Gnome or KDE desktops to be installed on your system!
On the contrary, Xfe is small, very rapid and only requires the FOX library to be fully functional. It can be launched from the command line in a fraction of second, and can efficiently complete the set of command line tools.
I use it in my everyday work and since I find it useful, perhaps others may find it so!

Four different file manager styles (one panel, two panels, tree list and one panel, tree list and two panels)

Integrated text viewer (X File View, xfv)
Integrated RPM viewer / installer / uninstaller (X File Query, xfq)
Status line
File associations
Auto save registry
Right mouse click pop-up menu in tree list and file list
Change file(s) attributes
Mount/Unmount devices (for Linux only)
Bookmarks (up to 20)

Color schemes (GNOME, KDE, Windows...)
Drag and Drop ( ctrl -> copy, shift -> move, alt -> symlink )
Create / Extract archives (tar, zip, gzip, bzip2, compress formats are supported)
Tool tips for long file names
Progress bars or dialogs for lengthy file operations
Image preview as thumbnails
Ability to enqueue multimedia files (open command)