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#51 2011-05-27 03:25:49

parnote
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From: Independence, MO, USA
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

I run Phoenix, the PCLinuxOS Xfce offering, on no less than 6 computers here at my home. Plus, I have 3 of my co-workers running Phoenix, and they are 100% satisfied.

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#52 2011-05-31 16:06:59

audiodef
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

As others have said, "best" is entirely subjective.

I've tried Ubuntu. I appreciate what they're trying to do, but something always fails on me, and it ends up being a pain to figure out what, so I stick with my favourite: Gentoo.

Gentoo is not "easy" but once you get the hang of it, it gives you (imo) the most options and the most support on their forums (albeit through other users). It can be as much or as little as you want it to be, and I find that to be a good platform on which to compile Xfce.

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#53 2011-06-14 20:42:59

Nice&Gently
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

My experience  is fedora 15 with a xfce-desktop. I used the 'minimal' installation option. That means you've a runlevel 3 system after installation. It' a little bit like  gentoo.
At this point it's possible to build up a xfce-desktop without unnecessary gnome stuff, that IHMO speeds down fedora 15 at the moment, because gnome3 is a early development stage.
Anyway my system with fedora and xfce is extrem fast light and stable.

Last edited by Nice&Gently (2011-06-14 20:54:52)


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#54 2011-06-15 15:05:17

grds
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

compile Xfce yourself with FreeBSD ports (or with Gentoo) big_smile

If you're novice, you can choice Xubuntu.

Last edited by grds (2011-06-15 15:07:30)

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#55 2011-06-15 17:02:20

Nice&Gently
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

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#56 2011-07-31 07:31:58

Jristz
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

In my opinion
Arch is a grat option not for the speed, is only for the rolling-release and the i686/x86-64-only-packages
you know, the real diference is the architecture building
not is the same in speed an i686 than a i486

and Arch Linux is the great in this ...


XFCE :: Arch Linux
:: Intel(R) Atom(R) N270 @ 4W at 1.60GHz
:: ntel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
:: LED WSVGA of 10.1" (1,024 x 600)

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#57 2011-08-17 16:55:20

danny0085
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

I think is ubuntu.

Here is a video tutorial how to  install ubuntu step by step without deleting Windows

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#58 2011-08-17 19:16:02

Havoc
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

Here is a video tutorial how to  install ubuntu step by step without deleting Windows

What's the fun in that? big_smile

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#59 2011-08-18 01:17:09

lcafiero
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

Indeed, "best" is subjective, but I've run Xubuntu on PPC architecture and it works fairly well. At the moment, I'm running XFCE on Fedora 15 on a ThinkPad T30 and it runs great. I cast one vote for Fedora, but again that's what works for me. Your mileage may vary.

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#60 2011-10-10 00:06:50

johnywhy
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

hi all, i'm running puppy linux 5.2.8 with xfce on a asus netbook, and all i can say is "fantastic".
xfce blows the default puppy window manager (jwm) outta the water.
xfce also blows enlightenment out of the water, in my opinion, in terms of stability and ease-of-use.

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#61 2011-10-12 17:33:51

rijnsma
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

Yes Xfce is great and maybe after some time the best (very clean). I use it on Mint 9 Isadora LTS.
It has become my day-to-day workhorse after LMDE Gnome (Mint).
I only don't know why Chromium, but also Google-Chrome have to start twice before
they connect to sites.

But I think I will use Xfce for the time being until MS and hardware-guys blow us out of the water with
UEFI Secure Boot (or wouldn't they? ).
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/yes- … -pcs/14897

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#62 2011-10-16 18:25:09

Tal
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

You asked what the best distro for Xfce and people answer what is the best distro that support Xfce...
You see, you can't really ask this. It's like you ask what is the best chipset for Linux, AMD processor or Intel?
BUT, there is a very huge advantage to Debian, because the is NO primary desktop environment(twm doesn't count).
This is a distro you can build it however you want. You don't even need the Linux kernel for it, you can choose different, like KFreeBSD or GNU Hurd.
Debian support many many packages, same for desktops.
I saw here few devs that usually say "It's not a job for DE", like a desktop login manager(e.g. gdm), so same about distros:
Debian jobs is support and package, not choose a path for the user.
Therefore, Debian is universal OS.

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#63 2011-12-03 14:04:22

Ion Silverbolt
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

I recently installed Xfce from the OpenSuse 12.1 install. I was impressed with it overall. Much more so than in Mint or Xubuntu.

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#64 2011-12-09 07:47:23

ilena
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

Try the Fedora 16 XFCE spin.

They provide a live CD which you can boot and test out the distro without touching your existing system.
There is also a live CD for LXDE you can try, as well as the usual gnome and kde.

These Fedora spins have a carefully selected default software set that matches the desktop.   For example the XFCE  spin comes with abiword and gnumeric rather than the heavyweight Libreoffice suit that comes with the gnome spin.

Contrary to what some people say, Fedora is rock stable.  I have used it for professional development and home use for many many years, its never failed except for hardware error (overheating!).  Its sister distro is the commercial RedHat.  It is leading edge (it uses systemd for example) but its professionally engineered and very well tested.

I keep trying other distros but always come back to Fedora.

Xubuntu is popular and has a live CD to try, but it feels bloated and slow compared to Fedora/XFCE, it looks like the  default gnome distro with the DE changed to XFCE, unlike Fedora which has default software tailored for each DE. 

OpenSuse doesn't have a live CD for XFCE (only gnome and kde).

As you can guess, I vote Fedora!

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#65 2011-12-10 01:04:45

jere2001
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

Archlinux and Xubuntu = The best XFCE distribution.

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#66 2012-03-07 13:28:41

stratoka
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, Xubuntu in my opinion. I like to build my system myself so i cast the vote on Debian and Arch.


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#67 2012-04-05 19:23:12

Keith Hedger
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

Slackware64 13.37 easy peasy lemon squeezy!

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#68 2012-04-11 08:30:13

fabdo
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

"Phinx" - pure Xfce Linux Distro, based on PCLinuxOS

already has the latest XFCE 4.10pre1 packages online in the repo :-D

http://phinxdesktop.slyip.net/phinxdesktop/ --- http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=phinx

About Phinx
- this is not an official PCLinuxOS Release …. this is the Phinx Desktop release using PCLinuxOS as it’s base
- Phinx is the child of Phoenix and is the idea of keeping a pure XFCE Desktop Environment, this means that all the applications used in the release iso are native XFCE applications and configurations

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#69 2012-04-11 11:20:58

secipolla
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

Congratulations, fabdo. That's a nice project.
Just asking, do you intend to respin an ISO with 4.10 (maybe when the final is released)?
edit- and something else. Have you tried lightdm yet? Or do you think it's not fully capable to replace GDM yet?

Last edited by secipolla (2012-04-11 11:25:46)

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#70 2012-04-11 20:44:26

fabdo
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

@secipolla: there will be a final iso with 4.10

Sproggy wrote:

yes the RC2 will contain XFCE 4.10 ... theres normally a pre1 and pre2 then final ... so i will ensure that the final iso release will correspond with the official xfce 4.10 release

Last edited by fabdo (2012-04-11 20:54:40)

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#71 2012-04-12 14:31:41

DarkEra
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Re: Which is the best distro to install XFCE on

Hopping in here to provide more info. smile

At the moment our head developer of Phinx, Sproggy, will stick with GDM but he also let's us know that a switch to lightdm is already a planned move in the future.

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