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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RE: I love Xfce
by .Joe on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:56 UTC 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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