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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RE: Desktop metaphor
by thebluesgnr on Tue 18th Apr 2006 09:16 UTC in reply to "Desktop metaphor"
thebluesgnr
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2005-11-14

There's a lot of innovation in free software projects. If you don't like the desktop metaphor used in all major desktop environments available today you can come up with your own suggestions.

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RE[2]: Desktop metaphor
by flobberchops on Tue 18th Apr 2006 09:26 in reply to "RE: Desktop metaphor"
flobberchops Member since:
2006-04-18

Innovation on free software projects? Can you please give some that are in widespread use today on the desktop?

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RE[3]: Desktop metaphor
by negativity on Tue 18th Apr 2006 09:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Desktop metaphor"
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2006-02-23

Xfce is pretty innovative, in the sense of "give me the minimum desktop that I need to use my computer, which supports skins, and I will shut up".

Xfce 4.4 that is.

But, if you want to play games with your computer, literally, use Windows Vista. Windows XP was innovative in any sense?

By the way, when you want to create a building, you start with the floor, then the second floor, then the third, etc. Ask Microsoft about that. Apple always had the shiny toys, but Microsoft built useful enough tools. If Microsoft can focus on the playful features of Windows Vista, it's because they had to build the initial floors first and foremost.

Linux doesn't need your help, by the way. You children or grandchildren will enjoy it for you.

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