Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Feb 2009 11:53 UTC, submitted by B12 Simon
Xfce It took them two years, but the Xfce team has just released Xfce 4.6.0, with a whole slew of improvements. Xfce started back in 1996 as a Linux equivalent of CDE, but soon diverged from that goal to stand on its own two feet, and by now it's safe to say that Xfce is the best of the rest - after KDE and GNOME. Xfce 4.6.0 seems to cement them further into that position.
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Oh well
by Vinegar Joe on Fri 27th Feb 2009 12:33 UTC
Vinegar Joe
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2006-08-16

"Xfce started back in 1996 as a Linux equivalent of CDE, but soon diverged from that goal...."

And that's why I stopped using it.

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RE: Oh well
by JMcCarthy on Fri 27th Feb 2009 13:25 in reply to "Oh well"
JMcCarthy Member since:
2005-08-12

Same here, personal preference of course. Installed it one day and it looked and felt more like GNOME-lite than it did CDE. No idea when that happened as I don't use as my main desktop, but it happened somewhere in 4.X for me, as far as looks. Functionally before that.

Edited 2009-02-27 13:29 UTC

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RE[2]: Oh well
by joekiser on Fri 27th Feb 2009 15:42 in reply to "RE: Oh well"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

I think Xfce abandoned its CDE goals around the time that they moved to GTK+ 2.x with Xfce4. I remember one of the features that I missed was 'iconify' or 'minimize to the desktop' as it would be called today. It's a shame, really, because Xfce tries so hard now to be Gnome. What's the point?

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RE: Oh well
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 27th Feb 2009 13:27 in reply to "Oh well"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

"Xfce started back in 1996 as a Linux equivalent of CDE, but soon diverged from that goal...."

And that's why I stopped using it.

And you feel the need to advertise that? Seriously, who cares?

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RE[2]: Oh well
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 27th Feb 2009 13:31 in reply to "RE: Oh well"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And you feel the need to advertise that? Seriously, who cares?


I do, because I agree. CDE is too good to not be updated to modern times. CDE is still the best DE ever made, for the simple reason it was the first and last DE that MADE SENSE. You didn't need to think - it just did exactly what you expected it to do.

http://www.osnews.com/story/18969/pt_VII_CDE

It's a shame something like that doesn't exist anymore.

Edited 2009-02-27 13:31 UTC

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