Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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RE: How about XFCE?
by Jason Bourne on Mon 28th Nov 2011 17:00 UTC in reply to "How about XFCE?"
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So for those who haven't switched to XFCE, what are your reasons? Just curious.

GNOME 2 was more polished.
XFCE looks like crap, I think. It may work like heaven, but it certainly doesn't look good and the name is crap. Developers want that way, let them be so.

If XFCE re-group its menus and do a GNOME 2 approach, not necessarily *clone* it, it will get better.

And that little mouse is something of a bad taste. Ugh!

Edited 2011-11-28 17:02 UTC

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RE[2]: How about XFCE?
by Quake on Mon 28th Nov 2011 17:11 in reply to "RE: How about XFCE?"
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Yes, I miss the menu which also included an easy way to access your favorite... but I don't think it's ugly, with the correct theme (greybird), it's not "ugly" in my opinion. And you can also change the mouse theme.

Edited 2011-11-28 17:13 UTC

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RE[3]: How about XFCE?
by Jason Bourne on Mon 28th Nov 2011 18:28 in reply to "RE[2]: How about XFCE?"
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Sincerely, once you overcome the window switching in GNOME Shell, I don't see XFCE any relevant. Shell sports a better theme in my opinion. When GNOME is 3.6 I believe many things will be improved, and Wayland can play a part on this too, with both GNOME and KDE.

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