Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Feb 2007 21:46 UTC
Xfce "For years, the lightweight Xfce has been a popular desktop environment for Linux distributions running on older hardware, thanks to its lower demand on resources as compared to KDE and GNOME; it's an ideal desktop for machines with less than 256MB of memory. Until recently, however, using Xfce was a little laborious, but with its latest release last month, Xfce is a much more usable desktop environment."
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OLPC
by Priest on Wed 21st Feb 2007 01:35 UTC
Priest
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2006-05-12

I am not sure about others, but I am a little disappointed that XFCE 4.4 was not selected for OLPC.

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RE: OLPC
by Finalzone on Wed 21st Feb 2007 08:08 in reply to "OLPC"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

XFCE simply does not meet the OLPC human interface criteria as mentionned on
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Human_Interface_Guidelines
because OPLC aims at a different target.
Since the hardware is open, nothing can stop you to port XFCE yourself.

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RE[2]: OLPC
by Priest on Wed 21st Feb 2007 21:09 in reply to "RE: OLPC"
Priest Member since:
2006-05-12

"Since the hardware is open, nothing can stop you to port XFCE yourself"

I refuse to accept OLPC being called "open" until they allow people like me to purchase them. Maybe it is open to some people, but certainly not me.

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