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XFCE and Usability: Fedora vs. Xubuntu

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I don't consider XFCE as the best desktop environment, however it's still lighter than GNOME, it's still not under the contamination attack from the Mono guys, and it's increasingly tempting in recent times, since GNOME seems to be a captive of Novell, KDE3 is a dead end, and KDE4 is Vistaesque to its best. Now that Fedora has an XFCE spin, it reminded me that special touch Xubuntu is still having... despite its Canonical ascendancy.

To my amusement, even Nicu is mentioning The Fedora Xfce Spin, however fan of GNOME he might be (and stay that way).

To my surprise, Vincent from xubuntublog commented on Nicu's post: "It looks like this release is really targeted at older computers?

IMHO, XFCE 4.4 is not anymore as light as XFCE 4.2 was, so it's not targeted to the very old machines, regardless of the distro you're using it with — so I can't see what has to do the use of XFCE as per Xubuntu with the general bloatedness of Ubuntu?!

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