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#1 2012-01-04 21:59:05

halbert5150
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Registered: 2012-01-04
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XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

I don't know what it is with other desktop groups but they are going nuts. KDE4 Gnome3 Unity what ridiculous designs! I don't understand the direction they are taking. What is so inefficient about drop down / flyout menu's for launching applications? It only takes a few seconds to launch the application you need. Why does this entire system have to be redesigned?

Please XFCE developers you have a good thing going here please don't mess it up.

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#2 2012-01-05 02:36:12

Ion Silverbolt
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Registered: 2010-01-14
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Re: XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

+1


I don't understand why they have the need to reinvent themselves. They weren't broke! People just want their OS/DE to work. I absolutely loved Kde 3.5, but Kde 4.x is a pile of trash IMO. Many users feel that way about Gnome 2-->3.

Anyway, I really like the gradual updates that Xfce gets. It already works. They just make it a bit better each time.

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#3 2012-01-05 02:43:35

demosthenese
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From: Liverpool, UK
Registered: 2009-05-04
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Re: XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

The roadmap for xfce 4.10 is here. So no need to panic about radical changes yet. smile

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#4 2012-01-06 19:40:34

HeroOfCanton
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Registered: 2012-01-05
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Re: XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

+1

Gnome ran me off. XFCE (Xubuntu) is a beautiful alternative. Please never take the program menu away!

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#5 2012-01-06 20:38:13

fabdo
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Registered: 2011-12-25
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Re: XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

+1

i love xfce too. and i am very excited for xfce 4.10

i have a fantastic, fast and good working pc-system: xfce with sabayon 64bit smile

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#6 2012-01-10 03:18:21

imduke
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Registered: 2012-01-10
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Re: XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

I'm turn to ubuntu studio now, it's great and Light.

because of the unfamilier with the unity interface, I've tried fedore, and I found even the gnome is gone suck too, hope the xfce will keep its uniqueness in the future.

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#7 2012-01-10 07:22:18

antofthy
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Registered: 2012-01-10
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Re: XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

I agree.   Gnome-2 was nice, neat, and well settled.  Its gconf configuration was awkward, broke for each major linux release due to application changes) but it worked.

Now they junked everything to bare basics added a horrible long distance mouse move to launch anything, and made basic configuration achievable only by using 'installed package'.  On a multi-user machine that does NOT allow individual users to configure themselves as individual entities, separate to the system!

Nautilus especially sucks with the lost of user 'nautilus-scripts', though I did figure out how to add thumbnailing to gnome-3 nautilus!

Last edited by antofthy (2012-01-11 00:09:43)

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#8 2012-01-10 21:06:21

pintergreg
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Registered: 2012-01-10
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Re: XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

I agree the former posters. I'm using XFCE for years and also like in this way. ^^

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#9 2012-01-16 03:50:13

hcaulfield57
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Registered: 2012-01-10
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Re: XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

I completely agree as well. I just want my desktop to work, I dont want my computer turned into an over powered phone. Everyone is moving in that direction it seems, gnome, windows, lion, ect. For people who have been using computers the normal way their whole life, it would be nice if things could be kept the same. I want a normal desktop, i hope this tablet fad blows over soon, maybe it will when people realize they need to do work on their computer...

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#10 2012-01-16 10:22:41

Nick
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Re: XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

We have no intentions to focus on mobile devices, only laptops/desktops/netbooks. It would be nice if the desktop would run on tablets, but that is more a goal for the toolkit/xorg (and I think that is working well already). Anyhow, the Xfce target is to be a fast and functional desktop and that won't change in the years to come.

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#11 2012-01-16 13:03:42

hcaulfield57
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Registered: 2012-01-10
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Re: XFCE Dont be like those other desktops.

Well that's good to hear!

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