Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:17 UTC, submitted by Benedikt Meurer
Xfce The Xfce project has released the first beta in the 4.4 release cycle. "Xfce 4.4 beta1 ( is now available for download. Xfce 4.4 features new tools such as the much anticipated 'Thunar' file manager as well as several huge improvements of its core components."
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I love Xfce
by jackson on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:51 UTC
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For me, Xfce offers the best combination of speed and functionality. I love what Olivier Fourdan, Benedikt Meurer, and all the other Xfce devs are doing.

Great job!!

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RE: I love Xfce
by .Joe on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:56 in reply to "I love Xfce"
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Yes, I really don't understand why Xfce isn't more popular. Is there any reason why this DE isn't the defult for more distros than is currently so?

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RE[2]: I love Xfce
by Wintermute on Tue 18th Apr 2006 09:00 in reply to "RE: I love Xfce"
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I can't give you a completely accurate answer, but my guess is that Xfce lacks mindshare marketing. I mean look at KDE4, although it's no where near completion, people are quite excited about plasma and the possibility of running KDE on windows.

Then there is the issue of target audience. While Xfce isn't really limited to low end machines, if you're designing a modern distro, I think it makes more sense to use KDE and GNOME as your DE of choice.

I am sure there are more issues involved as well such as the tight cooperation between the respective toolkits and KDE and GNOME. While Xfce uses gtk, GNOME probably has more influence over how gtk is developed.

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RE: I love Xfce
by w00dst0ck on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:57 in reply to "I love Xfce"
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Indeed! The Xfce devs are doing a great job and it just seems to be getting better and better.

Thunar is looking great and was IMHO the only thing I felt that was missing... and I always hated using nautilus (personal choice) because it just felt bulky next to the rest of xfce.

Going to install it tonight and see how it runs.

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RE[2]: I love Xfce
by Adam S on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:59 in reply to "RE: I love Xfce"
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Well, Xfce has always had its own file manager, XFFM. Thunar is supposedly a less complicated fm, since XFFM was often times confusing. So you could've used that. In addition, many people are very happy with the combo of Xfce+ROX, which, if I recall, is also the default setup of FreesBIE, which is a FreeBSD live cd.

Edited 2006-04-17 22:01

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