Gnome vs. XFCE

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Gnome vs. XFCE

Postby CatoYounger on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:14 am

The XFCE CE release page said that it "...provides most of the functionality found in the Main Edition while taking less resources." I was wondering (I'm a complete linux newbie, so I'm sure this is fairly obvious) what "functionality" would be given up with the XFCE edition? I have a lower range laptop (512 RAM, so I think I can go either way), so I figure that XFCE is the way to go but I want to make sure I'm not missing anything. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Gnome vs. XFCE

Postby Toontwnca on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:48 am

CatoYounger wrote:The XFCE CE release page said that it "...provides most of the functionality found in the Main Edition while taking less resources." I was wondering (I'm a complete linux newbie, so I'm sure this is fairly obvious) what "functionality" would be given up with the XFCE edition? I have a lower range laptop (512 RAM, so I think I can go either way), so I figure that XFCE is the way to go but I want to make sure I'm not missing anything. Thanks in advance!


After using XFCE for almost a year now I find that it does everything I need it to.
It runs very fast on a low end Sempron system that is about 18 months old.
I believe that if you were to use XFCE you would not be disappointed.
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