Xfce : good alternative for KDE and GNOME ;-)

Story: Linus Torvalds on: [Usability] Re: [Desktop_architects] Printing dialog and GNOMETotal Replies: 4
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Dec 13, 2005
10:47 PM EDT
Xfce : good alternative for KDE and GNOME ;-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xfce http://www.osdir.com/Article7967.phtml


Dec 14, 2005
2:01 AM EDT
Yes, yes, yes. I have xfce running on Slackware 10.2 on an AMD Athlon "XP 2600+" box with 768MB DDR RAM and it FLIES. Very nice it is too, after the irritations of Gnome and the over fussy appearance of KDE it's a refreshing change.

Well worth a look.

It also has a graphic installer.

Top banana!

Dec 14, 2005
7:10 AM EDT
> I have xfce running on Slackware 10.2

Ditto. It's by far the best of the WM's I've tried.

Dec 14, 2005
9:18 AM EDT
XFCE is pretty, but I don't think it's that much lighter or faster than Gnome/KDE any more. WindowMaker and IceWM are both fast, light alternatives. I spent about a year with IceWM as my main WM, but eventually caved to the extra features in KDE. when my hardware was fast enough.

Dec 14, 2005
10:07 AM EDT
I agree slippery.... Same experience here.

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