"Its small footprint and minimalist approach makes it great for
older, less powerful hardware -- but it is full-bodied and
functional enough that many choose to use it on machines that can
easily handle other desktop environments. The desktop aims to be
functional, attractive, light on system resources, and adhere to
the specifications proposed by Freedesktop participants to maximize
"Today, after two years of development, Xfce has officially
released the 4.6.0 version of the desktop environment."