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Sabayon 11 GNOME, KDE, MATE, and Xfce preview

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This article provides screen shots from test installations of the released desktop environments – GNOME 3, KDE, MATE, and Xfce. read more...
permapage | score:8813 | -finid, February 20, 2013

Fedora 15 Xfce review

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Fedora 15 Xfce is a Fedora 15 Spin. In Fedoraland, a Spin is an alternate edition of Fedora, “tailored for various types of users via hand-picked application sets and other customizations.” Presently, five Spins have been released. These are, in order of popularity, the KDE, Xfce, LXDE, Security and Games Spins.

This article presents a review of the Xfce spin, and it is the first for this edition of Fedora on this site. Fedora 15 sports several new features. Some are not particularly relevant to a desktop user, but others are. Those will be noted in the appropriate sections of this review. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8800 | -finid, May 29, 2011

Linux Mint Debian Edition Xfce review

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Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is the branch of Linux Mint that is based on Debian, unlike Linux Mint editions which are based on Ubuntu Desktop. LMDE Xfce is the second Debian-based edition to be released. The first, Linux Mint Debian Edition, is powered by the GNOME desktop environment.

Xfce-based editions of Linux distributions tend to not be as feature-rich as their GNOME and KDE siblings, but LMDE Xfce begs to differ. It sports the same look and feel, and the same quality software selection as the mainline editions. And with a rolling release feature, you might want to consider placing LMDE Xfce on your distro-hopping list. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8771 | -finid, April 24, 2011

Fedora 17 GNOME, KDE, LXDE and Xfce beta

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Fedora 17 GNOME beta, as well as the beta of the KDE, LXDE and Xfce Spins, were released yesterday – almost two weeks past due date. This, however, is not highly unusual for the Fedora project. Unlike Ubuntu, their release schedule is not cast in concrete. They are more interested in getting stuff that works out the door, instead of shoving something out to meet a set deadline.

Even for a beta release. read more...
permapage | score:8563 | -finid, April 19, 2012

Integrate DropBox Into Thunar (Fedora 18/XFCE)

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Thunar is the default file manager for XFCE desktops. While it is easy to integrate DropBox into Nautilus, the default file manager for GNOME, it is not so trivial for Thunar. This guide explains how to use DropBox with the Thunar file manager on a Fedora 18 XFCE desktop. read more...
permapage | score:8493 | -falko, February 14, 2013

Linux Mint 13 KDE and Xfce preview

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Linux Mint is a Linux desktop distribution based on Ubuntu desktop and is one of the most popular Linux distributions still in active development. read more...
permapage | score:8474 | -finid, July 28, 2012

Linux Mint Debian 201204 Xfce review

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The very latest edition, Linux Mint Debian 201204, was released on April 24. Installation images for 32- and 64-bit platforms for the Xfce and MATE/Cinnamon desktop environments were released. The MATE/Cinnamon edition has already being reviewed. This article is a review of the Xfce edition, read more...
permapage | score:8101 | -finid, May 3, 2012

Tutorial: Replace Windows with Fedora 18 XFCE

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 18 desktop (with the XFCE desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. read more...
permapage | score:7855 | -falko, February 12, 2013

Tutorial: Replace Windows with Linux Mint 13 XFCE

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 13 (Maya) desktop (with the XFCE desktop) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. read more...
permapage | score:7808 | -falko, August 10, 2012

Powertweak Linux and XFce Desktop

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Joe Brockmeier gives us an overview of the Powertweak Linux tuning tool and the XFce 4 desktop environment.
Powertweak displays a wealth of system information, which includes very detailed information about your CPU(s), hard disks, PCI devices, kernel, networking, and so forth. The latest version provides some serious information on hardware, including everything you probably ever wanted to know about your BIOS.

While that's nice and all, it's only half of the fun. Powertweak also allows you to — you guessed it — tweak and tune systems settings.

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XFce 4 is rapidly becoming my desktop of choice after just a short time. That's not to say I don't dearly love many of the other desktop environments and window managers for Unix-type OSes, but right now XFce is at the top of my favorites list.
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mail this link | permapage | score:7775 | -Ray, December 1, 2003 (Updated: March 30, 2004)

Install XFCE on Linux Mint 14

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XFCE is a lightweight desktop environment. For Linux Mint 13, the was an XFCE edition in addition to the Cinnamon and Mate editions, but for Linux Mint 14, there isn't. This short guide explains how to install XFCE on your Linux Mint 14 desktop. read more...
permapage | score:7483 | -falko, December 10, 2012

Xubuntu 10.10 and Xfce

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A short overview of Xubuntu 10.10, an Ubuntu 10.10 based on the Xfce desktop environment...
Xubuntu is designed to provide a lighter-weight desktop experience than GNOME (Ubuntu’s default desktop). Xfce is set up to conserve system resources while still providing a great range of desktop functionality. Xubuntu is a good to Ubuntu alternative for older hardware or underpowered hardware.
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permapage | score:6935 | -Ray, October 28, 2010

Xfce 4.2.0 Live Demo Screenshots

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Xfce 4.2.0 has just been released. It is the latest version of the Xfce Desktop Environment and Development Framework. 4.2.0 boasts many exciting new features, such as a new session manager, app finder, themes as well as usability and performance improvements. read more...
permapage | score:6618 | -linuxbeta, January 28, 2005

Xfce 4 Review

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A lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems...
But if you've got GNOME and KDE as fantastic, complete desktop environments, why use XFce? The simple answer to this is - it's lightweight, and very fast. For users like me, who're stuck with 6-year-old Pentium IIs, KDE and GNOME seem more or less sluggish (depending upon how much RAM you have). But XFce is blazing fast. It gives even KDE 3.2 a run for its money. (For those of you not in the know, KDE 3.2 is way faster than any of its predecessors - except for the 1.x series!) And having a small memory footrpint doesn't mean it's sparse. XFce4 has a lot of features and plugins, which we'll be examining in the next few sections.
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mail this link | permapage | score:5510 | -linuxbeta, November 11, 2004 (Updated: March 27, 2005)

Xfce 4.4 Preview

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Xffm (Xfce Fast File Manager) gets new functionality...
Xffm 4.4 will provide icons on the desktop (something that Xfce, which is a spiritual decendent of CDE, has traditionally not provided), a new, ultra slim and simple icon view interface, a plugin system, and the ability to write new interfaces overtop of Xffm’s core.

Where Xffm in the past has been relatively complex to use, Edscott has gone the other direction providing a very simplistic interface built over a core designed to support as many interfaces as the community needs. It is very possible that Xffm interfaces will become as common as panel plugins are now.
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mail this link | permapage | score:5370 | -Ray, September 6, 2005

A lightweight desktop environment: XFce4

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It takes a fairly modern machine to run a modern Gnome or KDE...
But if you've got GNOME and KDE as fantastic, complete desktop environments, why use XFce? The simple answer to this is - it's lightweight, and very fast. For users like me, who're stuck with 6-year-old Pentium IIs, KDE and GNOME seem more or less sluggish (depending upon how much RAM you have). But XFce is blazing fast. It gives even KDE 3.2 a run for its money.
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permapage | score:5048 | -Ray, May 11, 2004

Review: XFce-4: A Solid Desktop

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With a startup time of 4-5 seconds on a 350Mhz K6-2, it can't be bloatware.
I think the best thing you can say about XFce-4 is that it is stable. In my over 6 months of using XFce-4 (used CVS before the release), I have only had one crash (and this was during the CVS version as well). Some other popular Desktop Environments seem too complex for their own good. XFce-4 was a perfect match for me. It had everything that I like in a Desktop Environment, without any of the bloat found elsewhere. XFce 4.0.2 was released yesterday.
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mail this link | permapage | score:3402 | -Ray, December 23, 2003
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