Everyone should know the awesome thunar filemanager.
It's fast, powerfull and looks hot.
XFCE has many nice applications.
The pretty new Squeeze is a very fast archivemanager: http://squeeze.xfce.org/
There are many more nice apps for XFCE but today I want to talk about Ristretto.
Ristretto is like thunar for photoviewing.
It's fast, powerfull and looks very nice.
A few weeks ago, when I tried 0.0.4 it wouldn't show pictures, only the thumbnails worked.
But I tried it again today, running ristretto 0.0.6-svn-r03234, compiled it myself, it works and it is really awesome.
I can upload a .deb I made with ceckinstall, but it will remove /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/icon-theme.cache , so you'll have to force-install it.
It shouldn't be a problem if that get's overwritten, AFAIK, and I dunno why ristretto wants to overwrite it.
The easiest way is to compile it yourself from SVN,
You need of course the needed development-files from the repos.
svn co http://svn.xfce.org/svn/goodies/ristretto/trunk ristretto
sudo make install
And here a screenshot from it's site: