Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 7th Jun 2014 00:53 UTC
Xfce Over the past several years, mobile devices have greatly influenced user interfaces. That's great for handheld users but leaves those of us who rely on laptops and desktops in the lurch. Windows 8, Ubuntu Unity, and GNOME have all radically changed in ways that leave personal computer users scratching their heads.

One user interface completely avoided this controversy: Xfce. This review takes a quick look at Xfce today. Who is this product for? Who should pass it by?
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"I think some people have the nostalgic idea of still running on decade old hardware, probably without a modern web browser.

For the rest of us, there's SSDs and tons of RAM.

My point was that mostly we need that SSD and tons of RAM because of our web browser & co. and not because of the DE -- and there is no reak replacement for those. I have used KDE, Unity, even XFCE on the same Core2Duo laptop, and what I found is that aside from bugs (such as Unity menu intergration making Firefox unbearably slow), the DE hardly matters. Granted, if you wanted to run Linux on an Amiga 500, you would have to choose everything very carefully. ;)

I think you'll have to test it on less than a Core2Duo to maybe see the difference.

I sometimes do wonder if the people who use modern hardware and still notices a difference aren't doing so because of a psychosomatic effect.

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