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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XFCE == Gnome done right
by madcrow on Sat 28th Feb 2009 13:28 UTC
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2006-03-13

XFCE really is the better of the two GTK-based DEs in many, many ways. GTK is not as "nice" an API as Qt in many ways, but used properly, it can be lighter. Gnome squanders that opportunity and actually manges to be heavier than KDE 4. XFCE takes advantage of it and is awesomely light and fast. The only thing I really miss in XFCE is the ability to control my wireless card through NetworkManager...

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RE: XFCE == Gnome done right
by Isolationist on Sun 1st Mar 2009 15:40 in reply to "XFCE == Gnome done right"
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2006-05-28

XFCE really is the better of the two GTK-based DEs in many, many ways. GTK is not as "nice" an API as Qt in many ways, but used properly, it can be lighter. Gnome squanders that opportunity and actually manges to be heavier than KDE 4. XFCE takes advantage of it and is awesomely light and fast. The only thing I really miss in XFCE is the ability to control my wireless card through NetworkManager...


Have you tried wicd? ... http://wicd.sourceforge.net/

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