Originally Posted by EntTheGod
i never liked xfce much :/ it just feels... cheap...
xfce is like a minimalistic DE that tries to be a heavy DE... and i just dont like the feel... guess i didnt spend the time customizing it as much as others though...
if im going minimalistic, openbox
Yeah I get what you mean. I only use xfce on my netbook mainly because I don't feel like spending as much time setting up openbox or a tiling wm. Not as much fun working on a tiny screen. I used to be a huge xfce fan until I started using more minimal WM's
XFCE and LXDE are really the only choices for a semi-lightweight DE that's fully featured out of the box but I prefer XFCE apps. Even on openbox or awesome I end up using thunar and mousepad etc. It also very modular you can use tint2 instead of xfce4-panel or even openbox instead of xfwm-4 and it just generally jives better with things like conky than gnome or KDE.
My only complaint is that they are really slow to make changes (althought 4.8 had a few nice ones) and somethings are a bit awkward like menu editing.Edited by cavallino - 3/29/11 at 9:49am