Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jan 2011 22:00 UTC, submitted by daev
Xfce Okay so it took them two years, but hey, good things come to those who wait. The Xfce team has finally released version 4.8 of their Gtk+-based desktop environment. This release contains a lot of work under the hood, as well as a number of new features.
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RE[3]: Well...
by SlackerJack on Tue 18th Jan 2011 16:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well..."
SlackerJack
Member since:
2005-11-12

You still can use the old versions but at some point,the Linux desktop UI needs to be dragged out of the 90s, and GNOME Shell is doing it.

Personally, I think GNOME Shell is on the right path, especially with CSS and Javascript but XFCE will always be there for the traditionalists.

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RE[4]: Well...
by TheGZeus on Tue 18th Jan 2011 19:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Well..."
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

I... yeah...
No.

I'm not going to try to change your opinion. I'm just going to state disagreement.

I'm not saying change isn't needed, just that gnome shell is a monolithic mass of DIW.

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RE[4]: Well...
by orestes on Wed 19th Jan 2011 11:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Well..."
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

For a good portion of people, I'm not so sure it does. We're getting all these new and cool 3d interfaces and widgets and such, but honestly is it *that* much of an improvement? Seems like a lot of the time the well intentioned improvements get in the way of using the system as much as they help.

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