XFce: Not Just Another Desktop Environment for UNIX

Oliver Fourdan, a French developer who works his day job at embedded Linux company Anfora, explains how XFce got started: “Back in late 1996, I’d started working on HP workstations that used CDE and I really liked that interface. I was very disappointed with Microsoft Windows 95 and its ‘Start Menu,’ so I found the concept of the toolbar in CDE very much more convenient. I had been using Linux since 1994, so it sounded natural to me to try to reproduce a concept I liked, on Linux. And at that time, there were no other projects like this–well at least, none really usable.Read the review of the XFce desktop environment at NewsForge.


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