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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RE[3]: Oh well
by spiderman on Fri 27th Feb 2009 16:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well"
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This is not possible. If you want CDE, you've got to use CDE.
If you want an improved CDE, then it is not CDE anymore.
XFCE is not CDE and is wonderful. I use it everyday with full satisfaction. Every release is better than the previous one.
On my netbook, this is the only DE I've found that let me put everything vertically (including window list) to save vertical space. There is windowmaker but XFCE is much more usable.
So it is not CDE, good! If I wanted CDE, I would use CDE!
At least tell us what you think is wrong with XFCE that make you prefer the way it was when it was closer to CDE!
You don't like having the possibility to have several dock? Just use one! You don't like antialiased fonts? Just don't use them! You like your desktop acting as a window list? Use it like that!
What don't you like precisely?
If all you don't like about it is that it is not CDE, you've got to know that CDE does actually still exist. It didn't disappear.

Edited 2009-02-27 16:06 UTC

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RE[4]: Oh well
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 27th Feb 2009 16:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh well"
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If you want an improved CDE, then it is not CDE anymore.

So GNOME 2.26 is no longer GNOME because it's an improved version of GNOME 2.24...?

Your logic alludes me, oh great one.

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RE[5]: Oh well
by spiderman on Fri 27th Feb 2009 18:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh well"
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GNOME 2.24 and GNOME 2.26 are both GNOME but XFCE is not CDE.
You didn't get the point.
You are complaining that XFCE is not CDE. If you were complaining that GNOME 2.26 was not GNOME 2.24 then they would tell you just to use GN0ME 2.24. There would be no point in doing GNOME 2.26 if that was to make it like 2.24
It's impossible to improve something and make it the same at the same time. Either you improve it or you do it the same, but there is no point in doing the same either.
It's not constructive to say that you don't use XFCE because it is not CDE. What would be more interesting is what you like in CDE that is not in XFCE. How you would like XFCE to improve, what feature you miss, etc...

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