Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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RE: LXDE?
by pepa on Mon 24th Jun 2013 18:15 UTC in reply to "LXDE?"
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2005-07-08

Totally agree, I think LXDE is getting really good.

The issues I have with XFCE4 are:

- Don't like the restricted positioning of icons on the desktop (so I need to replace xfdesktop with pcmanfm, spacefm or nautilus).

- I really want easy access to times in different places around the world. I still think the Gnome clock applet is brilliant for that, but gsimplecal can be configured to do that too. It integrates well with LXDE, but I haven't found a non-hackish way to integrate it into XFCE4, and I don't consider orage's globaltime to integrate well!

I don't have these issues with LXDE, and it's significantly lighter than XFCE4. It's also getting reasonably 'polished', but it can be slightly raw at places.

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