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Xfce 4.10

Xfce Desktop Environment


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    Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.
    Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick among the available packages to create the optimal personal working environment.
    Another priority of Xfce is adherence to standards, specifically those defined at freedesktop.org.
    Xfce can be installed on several UNIX platforms. It is known to compile on Linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, Cygwin and MacOS X, on x86, PPC, Sparc, Alpha...
    Features

    Xfce contains a number of core components for the minimum tasks you'd expect from a desktop environment:
    Window Manager
    Manages the placement of windows on the screen, provides window decorations and manages workspaces or virtual desktops.
    Desktop Manager
    Sets the background image and provides a root window menu, desktop icons or minimized icons and a windows list.
    Panel
    Switch between opened windows, launch applications, switch workspaces and menu plugins to browse applications or directories.
    Session Manager
    Controls the login and power management of the desktop and allows you to store multiple login sessions.
    Application Finder
    Shows the applications installed on your system in categories, so you can quickly find and launch them.
    File Manager
    Provides the basic file management features and unique utilities like the bulk renamer.
    Setting Manager
    Tools to control the various settings of the desktop like keyboard shortcuts, appearance, display settings etcetera.
    Beside the basic set of modules, Xfce also provides numerous additional applications and plugins so you can extend your desktop the way you like, for example a terminal emulator, text editor, sound mixer, application finder, image viewer, iCal based calendar and a CD and DVD burning application. You can read more about the modules of Xfce in the projects page.

    (text taken from the Xfce about page)

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Recent Reviews

  1. Cyber-Berserker
    Cyber-Berserker
    4/5,
    Version: 4.10
    Highly functional, with all the applets and other toys people are used to, but not bogged down with too much useless bloat, making it much quicker than Gnome and KDE. Although not heavy on eye candy, it can be easily configured to look quite nice.
  2. Harikrishnan R
    Harikrishnan R
    5/5,
    Version: 4.10
    One of the best desktop environment systems for beginners and intermediates. The GUI doesn't hide much options from the user and the user can modfiy it using the GUI itself.
    Xubuntu is a personal favorite.
  3. grim76
    grim76
    5/5,
    Version: 4.10
    By far my favorite desktop environment. Light and simple to use.