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 (4.3.90.1) 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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great
by cg0def on Mon 17th Apr 2006 22:33 UTC
cg0def
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2006-02-12

well first of all XFCE is not more popular because it still does not have most of the tools that a regular desktop user needs. But to fair to the DE it is getting there pretty fast. What I personally like about xfce4 is not the speed but the fact that these guys actually try out new ideas. Some work and some don't but the bottom like is that for any project ( closed or open sourced ) to succeed you need inovation and unfortunatelly a great deal of the linux related ones lack that inovation.
I kinda wish that xfce4 would come with it's own lightweight usable lightweight desktop space ( so that you can actually save stuff on your desktop ) but it is what it is. Oh that new filemanager is great and while I'm not sure that a new archiver was needed, it's also a welcomed addition.

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RE: great
by maydaytx on Mon 17th Apr 2006 22:51 in reply to "great"
maydaytx Member since:
2006-04-17

"I kinda wish that xfce4 would come with it's own lightweight usable lightweight desktop space ( so that you can actually save stuff on your desktop ) but it is what it is."

The svn version of xfdesktop+thunar has been capable of desktop icons since February. I'm not sure, but I believe that this functionality is included in this release. It need some work, but it is very usable. (I'm using it right now)

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RE[2]: great
by jaboua on Tue 18th Apr 2006 11:43 in reply to "RE: great"
jaboua Member since:
2005-09-08

I think he meant saving normal files on the desktop, not having desktop icons

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