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Linux.com: Xfce 4.4: The Best Lightweight Desktop Environment

Feb 21, 2007, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"For years, the lightweight Xfce has been a popular desktop environment for Linux distributions running on older hardware, thanks to its lower demand on resources as compared to KDE and GNOME; it's an ideal desktop for machines with less than 256MB of memory. Until recently, however, using Xfce was a little laborious, but with its latest release last month, Xfce is a much more usable desktop environment.

"Xfce is a mature application, with its first release in 1997. Over the years and through several versions, Xfce has added features and components such as drag and drop, a window manager, and multilingual support. It has several distributions built around it, including Zenwalk, based on Slackware, and Xubuntu, based on Ubuntu..."

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