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    Talking Do u like Xfce? or u have to use Xfce?

    hello... I have been a ubuntu user for a long time and I thought of having some experience with Xfce and yep.. it seems cool. though i'm still thinking of using gnome for my usual computing, i like the way of Xfce..

    So Xfce users, do u use Xfce it is because u like it or u have to use it( Old Hardwares) ? if you have some time, pls give some ideas.


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    Re: Do u like Xfce? or u have to use Xfce?

    I started off using XFCE (xubuntu/slack 10) but i found it not worth my time and marginally quicker than gnome (if at all in Debian).

    Gnome (possibly KDE) or *box for me. Seems xfce is stuck in the middle.
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    Re: Do u like Xfce? or u have to use Xfce?

    I used it on a machine with only 256mb ram. Functionality wise its usable, if a little bit rough around the edges like mentioned. Speedwise is..meh. So So i say. I was expecting a lot more out of Xubuntu. Its not lighting speed, it just feels about as fast as regular Ubuntu. I guess that is the point of the distro but I was expecting ( admittedly overestimating ) performance like Puppy.

    One huge beef on Xubuntu Feisty though: the installer tries to download some stupid language packages which might not seem like much but on a slow Cable connection ( 128k ) it took well over an hour and a half to download and breaks the installation if canceled who the hell though of that? You would think an installer would not abuse a present internet connection if its too slow

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    Re: Do u like Xfce? or u have to use Xfce?

    I use Xfce both because I have to, Old Computer, and because I actually like it.

    *Right click* Menu. I just love that.

    On my computer Xfce is definitely faster than Gnome.

    Would I put it on a newer computer? Debateable. I'd definitely have to think about it.

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    Re: Do u like Xfce? or u have to use Xfce?

    I use Xfce 'cos it's more responsive than Gnome. But sometimes, I just wish it had a decent search utility though Kfind is good enough.

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    Re: Do u like Xfce? or u have to use Xfce?

    i use have both xfce and gnome on my system ..though gnome is my default DE . i someting try out xfce ..and one thing i like about it is that u can hide icons for mounted drives especially my ntfs partiton...beside that it doesnt seem as powerfull as gnome.
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    Re: Do u like Xfce? or u have to use Xfce?

    I used to use Xfce, see a thread called "Alternative DE and WM" or something like that, which I started, but have since moved on to Fluxbox.

    I am probably going to stay with Fluxbox for a long time...

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    Re: Do u like Xfce? or u have to use Xfce?

    I have Xubuntu loaded on an older computer here with <256mb of ram. It run great IMO. I like how it comes with Abiword and Gnumeric over Openoffice. Zenwalk and Dreamlinux are both fun Xfce distros worth playing around with as well.
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    Re: Do u like Xfce? or u have to use Xfce?

    xfce is like a unitarian, to me. it's not as light as a box and it's a little sparse to be a desktop. i've come to think of unitarians as atheists who don't have the nerve to stop going to church.

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    Re: Do u like Xfce? or u have to use Xfce?

    I find that XFCE runs distinctively faster on my desktop than Gnome. I have a dual boot of both xubuntu and ubuntu and the boot times are about the same(roughly 10 second differential in favour of xubuntu) but there is a definite edge, in favour of xubuntu, when it comes to system responsiveness. Xubuntu flies and is lightning quick. Mine is an older machine. I can't think of removing it. Xfce was also great on Zenwalk and Mint Linux(XFCE version) when I tried them out.

    Having said that, I just canl;t live without Gnome either so I dual boot both.

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