Linked by David Adams on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 16:10 UTC, submitted by Sin2x
Gnome Linus Torvalds piped up in the comments of a Google+ posting by Linux kernel hacker Dave Jones to air his true feelings about Gnome 3: "it's not that I have rendering problems with gnome3 (although I do have those too), it's that the user experience of Gnome3 even without rendering problems is unacceptable." People care what Linus thinks, and when he ditched KDE for Gnome a couple of years ago, people took note. Now he's using Xfce.
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by Casey99 on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 17:05 UTC
Casey99
Member since:
2011-07-14

I have used xfce since 2007. I can't say I have ever been disappointed. It works slick and is lighter on the resources than gnome or kde.

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RE: xfce
by slipwalker on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 17:25 in reply to "xfce"
slipwalker Member since:
2011-05-17

well, i've compiled my first XFCE desktop when Olivier was just trying to release a "CDE clone" ( it was how many years ago ? ).

Never looked back... now running a xfce 4.8 desktop on slack13.37, and it even looks pretty.

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RE[2]: xfce
by Flatland_Spider on Thu 4th Aug 2011 19:03 in reply to "RE: xfce"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Being able to setup Xfce like CDE is one of my favorite things about it. That, and it works like I think it should. I've never worked with a piece of software that is so easy to use.

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RE: xfce
by JLF65 on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 22:10 in reply to "xfce"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

I've been using Xubuntu since about that time myself. Xubuntu has everything you like about Ubuntu but with XFCE. It's on ALL my systems, including my PS3.

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RE: xfce
by SnowBuddha on Thu 4th Aug 2011 18:01 in reply to "xfce"
SnowBuddha Member since:
2009-04-17

Hopefully more people will realise the simple elegance that is XFCE :-)

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RE: xfce
by hitest on Thu 4th Aug 2011 18:14 in reply to "xfce"
hitest Member since:
2006-10-28

Yes. I also run XFce, it has a nice blend of speed and functionality. KDE4 is nice, but, it uses too much RAM.
Slackware 13.37 + XFce 4.6.2 = win

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