Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 18:54 UTC, submitted by bmeurer
Xfce The Xfce development team is pleased to announce that the first release candiate of Xfce 4.4 is now available for download. A lot of bugs were fixed during the last two months and several new features were added. For example the brand new Xarchiver 0.4.0 is included, trash support was added to Thunar and xfdesktop, and the overall memory usage was reduced. See the ChangeLog for a complete list.
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RE: ugly
by buff on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 20:12 UTC in reply to "ugly"
buff
Member since:
2005-11-12

i don't understand why people prefer this instead of gnome, kde or aqua...

Here's a good reason: it uses about half the memory of Gnome making it faster on older systems. Keep in mind there are many themes you can select if you don't like the default look.

Edited 2006-09-03 20:14

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v RE[2]: ugly
by @@__@@ on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 20:34 in reply to "RE: ugly"
RE[3]: ugly
by Ringheims Auto on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 21:12 in reply to "RE[2]: ugly"
Ringheims Auto Member since:
2005-07-23

UGLY....?!

Can't agree with you on that. I think it's quite nice, being so simple but yet very smart and creativly made. Kinda like something between BeOS, Gnome and Amiga, not too many features but you get things done. Fewer features and layers also means less bugs and more efficient code. On the various systems I've tried XFCE has run faster than Fluxbox, and looked quite a lot better with the default themes. Am using it now on my laptop with XGL and Compiz, and both me and many other people think it's esthetic, clean and easy to use.

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RE[2]: ugly
by kaiwai on Mon 4th Sep 2006 11:17 in reply to "RE: ugly"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Not only that, but even when I was running it on my PC with a gig of memory; I don't like the idea of the desktop being the dominant fixture; I run applications on my computer, thats what should be dominating the lime light, not mindless bling from the desktop.

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