Xfce Linux Desktop: Better Than KDE or GNOME?
Mar 10, 2009, 19:37 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Although Xfce 4.6 has almost no completely new programs or
features, it adds dozens of enhancements to features already
present and continues the improvements in desktop usability that
have marked the last few releases. The result is the most usable
version of Xfce yet, and it is all the more pleasing for losing
little -- if any -- of the speed and simplicity of earlier
"Xfce 4.6 is available as source code from the project website.
You can compile the source code yourself or, somewhat unusually,
you can install a graphical installer to assist you.
"Alternatively, you can use the links on the download page to
find binaries for Debian, Mandriva, openSUSE, and Xubuntu. However,
be sure to research your binaries of choice thoroughly before using
them, because they are in varying degrees of readiness. The Debian
packages, for example, include one conflict that has yet to be
resolved. Others may still have pre-release versions of 4.6."