Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2005 13:38 UTC, submitted by Erik Harrison
Xfce "Every major release of the 4.x series of Xfce has been pretty major. 4.0 was the result of over a years work, a major rewrite of the entire desktop. 4.2 saw the introduction of major features and enhancements that were incomplete for 4.0, and new developers as Xfce4 gained popularity. 4.4 is going to be a major upgrade to Xfce, with new components, major upgrades to old ones, and more tools for developers. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what's coming."
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Xfce is what Gnome should be
by on Mon 5th Sep 2005 14:38 UTC

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I've been using XFCE 4.x for a while and it does most of what I need. I don't understand why Nautilus needs 20MiB of memory to display a wallpaper, ridiculous. I'd take XFCE over Gnome's bloatware anyday.

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RE: Xfce is what Gnome should be
by on Mon 5th Sep 2005 17:17 in reply to "Xfce is what Gnome should be"
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well nautilus opens very fast and since it's loaded to draw the desktop, thats like killing two birds with one stone.

Be careful when you call something "bloated" because nautilus starts faster than any filemanager, even on lower end machines like my mums. Xfce is nice I like it but it's made for lower end machines, gnome takes more memory but has much more fuctionallity.

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2005-07-06


Be careful when you call something "bloated" because nautilus starts faster than any filemanager, even on lower end machines like my mums. Xfce is nice I like it but it's made for lower end machines, gnome takes more memory but has much more fuctionallity.


Yes, be careful indeed. Kongqueror start at least twice as fast when running in a KDE environment, as Nautilus does when running in a Gnome desktop. At least thati is what happens on my old 500MHz PIII 512MB RAM.

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nautilus starts faster than any filemanager

Good joke ! Name one file manager slower that Nautilus. Frankly, I don't see...

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RE: Xfce is what Gnome should be
by ma_d on Mon 5th Sep 2005 19:41 in reply to "Xfce is what Gnome should be"
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2005-06-29

How big is your desktop background as a bitmap?

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"How big is your desktop background as a bitmap?"

If your talking to me than it's 1280x1024.

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