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: some benefits over Gnome
by hussam on Sat 28th Feb 2009 07:59 UTC in reply to "some benefits over Gnome"
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I get a little performance boost on my older Athlon 1 GigHz system when I use Xubuntu. Application windows are snappier and it loads faster than Gnome. At startup it also uses less RAM for me. I can't add any more memory to my system so XFCE is a nice alternative. I am excited to try out this new release.

I think the major performance boost comes from gtk+ 2.14.x if you use xubuntu.

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