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Old 01-08-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
pseudotsuga
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Best XFCE Distro?


Hope this is the right place to put this thread, I wasn't sure where it should go. Anyway, out of the desktop environments XFCE is my favorite, so I would like a distro which uses it. I have tried many distros, but haven't settled on any one. Anyone have any suggestions? Please give a good reason for my choosing your reccommendation. So far I have tried:
Wolvix (not too great)
Xubuntu (okay)
Linux Mint Xfce (looks good, didn't really test it yet)
 
Old 01-08-2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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slackware xfce is good. for desktop environments, i like slackware because it uses a "vanilla" installation of the DE, instead of a distro-specific one (ie ubuntu's gnome, etc)

that means you get the desktop environment exactly as you would if you had just built it form source, enabling you to configure it the way you want it.
 
Old 01-09-2011, 12:03 AM   #3
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True, I've tried slackware in the past but I can't figure out which iso to download. Also, my internet is really slow, so I don't want to download them all to find out.
 
Old 01-09-2011, 02:05 AM   #4
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If you want to install 64 bit then there is only one .iso so I presume you want to install 32 bit. If you choose to download from torrents then, for minimum download size and assuming you are going to install from CDs, you need only the first two .isos from http://slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php:
  1. Slackware 13.1 x86 Install ISO disc 1 (A/AP/D/E/L/N, bootable installer, kernels, testing/, Slackbook)
  2. Slackware 13.1 x86 Install ISO disc 2 (F/K/T/TCL/X/XAP/Y, L source)
 
Old 01-09-2011, 02:25 AM   #5
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Ok, thanks. I'll download them later.
 
Old 01-09-2011, 10:44 AM   #6
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CrunchBang is my favorite Xfce distro due to its speed and simple elegance.
 
Old 01-09-2011, 01:27 PM   #7
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I had forgotten about crunchbang. I tried the openbox version and was very impressed. Perhaps I'll give the Xfce edition a shot. I also gave wolvix another look, and it's nicer then I had first thought. Plus it's a pure Xfce distro, so it'll always be up to date.
 
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:34 PM   #8
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What about Xubuntu?
 
Old 01-09-2011, 01:44 PM   #9
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As you can see in the first post, I think it's okay. Not a big *buntu fan. It was actually my first distro.
 
Old 01-11-2011, 12:56 AM   #10
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Yes, because behind every Linux has the same roots, not much will be described here. It provides for the integration and control that separates each distro, and this can only be experienced and yet the experience can vary depending on your taste.

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Old 01-12-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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You might try Salix. That's Slackware with added dependency resolution and several hundred extra programs. I've found its Xfce version very reliable, and if you do have trouble, you can actually talk to a developer!
 
Old 01-12-2011, 06:49 PM   #12
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I strongly second the Salix xfce edition if your new to Slackware.
http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Download

Debian's xfce desktop is also very nice and very low resource when compared to Xubuntu
below is link to a Debian Live xfce4 iso
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/re...e/i386/iso-cd/

If you want something similar to Xubuntu except lighter and better go with Debian

If your more interested in learning linux overall go with Salix or Slackware
 
Old 01-12-2011, 08:05 PM   #13
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Fedora XFCE "Spin" Live CD is fairly easy to get and try: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/xfce/ (689.00 MB)

Adam Miller is the lead maintainer of the Fedora XFCE Desktop spin. (Interview if interested in reading what the lead maintainer has to say.).

I used a downloaded version for Fedora 14 so cannot comment honestly on the "Spin" but it should be the same(except it probably has *all* the widgets|plugins which I never get anymore ...). Works good for me ...


There are quite a few other "Spins" if you tire of XFCE or just need|want something else: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:24 PM   #14
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I'll try Salix, thanks! Fedora is nice, it just has some quirks I have trouble adjusting to.
 
Old 01-28-2011, 01:50 AM   #15
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i like wolvix because it is not only light and fast bust stable as well. I have used ubuntu, puppy linux, red hat, vector linux and FreeBSD. But never ever i have found both stability and speed with them. Several of them were unable to open NTFS partitions on my dual-boot system.

But wolvix can use NTFS and i can run most of my windows xp programs on wine (even games)! wolvix uses xfce (my favourite unix desktop) that is "lean and mean" and runs too fast on even old hardware. The choice of initially loaded applications is SO good that i did not need to download any extra linux software for a long time! Almost everything is available on it that i need. other distros (except The Great Slackware "Him"self) come with some good applications but leave others. and all those goodies on a mere CD ISO (that's not even 1GiB ofcourse..) is a real treat! not forget the fact that WOLVIX IS FREE.

all these points make it my favourite linux distro (it's "uber-linux" actually in many ways!).
 
  


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