Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Nov 2006 17:40 UTC, submitted by bmeurer
Xfce The Xfce development team is pleased to announce that the second and hopefully last release candidate of the upcoming Xfce 4.4 desktop is available for download now. The release focuses primarily on bug fixes and optimizations; see the release notes for a complete list of changes. The source tarballs and the graphical installer are available from the download page.
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XFCE/Xubuntu
by rx182 on Sun 5th Nov 2006 22:31 UTC
rx182
Member since:
2005-07-08

I'm a big big fan of XFCE. 4.4 is gonna be a killer release. It looks so good, Thunar is so awesome, all the little apps that come with it work fine, etc.

If you want the fastest modern DE give it a try. It's worth it. I suggest you to try it with Xubuntu 6.10 too, because it's one awesome linux distribution.

Perfect setup for your girlfriend = Xubuntu 6.10 + XFCE 4.4 + Microsoft fonts only (make a fontconfig script to get rid of open source fonts ;) ) + Firefox (with Flash) + Rhythmbox (and all the gstreamer codecs) + giFToxic (Gnutella) + aMSN + gnome-games. She will be in heaven!

Shots:
http://img434.imageshack.us/img434/2489/gf1if7.png
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/7757/gf2hd8.png

Awesome, isn't it? Look at how beautiful this thing is! For the first time ever, my girlfriend didn't complain at all ;-)

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RE: XFCE/Xubuntu
by cyclops on Sun 5th Nov 2006 22:45 in reply to "XFCE/Xubuntu"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

I notice you are using the tango theme. I'm surprised how many of these I see around as XFCE 4.4 does not include freedesktops Icon naming standards. Which is something I personally feel is missing from this release.

@hal2k1 I love wikipedia stuff, but that is just a poor article. a more fun read its gnome but its still a good read.

http://live.gnome.org/MemoryReduction

Edited 2006-11-05 22:46

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RE: XFCE/Xubuntu
by B. Janssen on Mon 6th Nov 2006 12:11 in reply to "XFCE/Xubuntu"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

rx182:Microsoft fonts only (make a fontconfig script to get rid of open source fonts ;) )

I don't know it may be because of the fonts, but i'm not sure. Do your girlfriend a favor and at least enable font anti-aliasing. This is not the year 2000 and we don't have to suffer fonts like that anymore. The screenshots really hurt.

Other than that, i was a faithful user of XFce3, but XFCE4 is not shaping up to what i hoped it would. So i switched to Gnome. Nonetheless, keep up the good work and i will take another look once 4.4 is released.

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