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Post by zeeone » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:11 am

Not my personal choice for a desktop but, nether is Gnome 3. :popcorn:

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Post by asqwerth » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:45 am

That's from 2013.

I think there was some backtracking by Debian after that. Gnome 3 is back as one of their included desktops, as I recall.
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Post by zeeone » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:08 pm

Yes it is a rehash of what Debian was going do about a default desktop. Remember the changes from Gnome2 to Gnome3 did not go over
well. Debian always used Gnome for the default. Do you think Xfce back in 2013 had enough umph to be Papa's Debian default
desktop? How about today, is Xfce strong enough to be Debian's default desktop? :popcorn:
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Post by asqwerth » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:29 am

I think today, with XFCE 4.12, whisker menu, hot corner plugin enabling the sort of mouse effects/control the larger DEs had, it's doing pretty well. And wallpaper changer (love to switch backgrounds)!

It compares favourably with MATE, IMO.
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Post by zeeone » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:52 pm

Ha, ha, :rofl: have a MATE desktop up as I read your post. I kinda agree Xfce is on par with MATE and a lot of distros are using Xfce.
Just learning how now to use MATE, did not like Gnome2 and really do not like Gnome3, so far MATE is shaping up. MX-15 Xfce is
working well for the older machines right now, a few bugs here and there, they will get woked out. Looks like Debian is going
towards net installs with user choice of desktop(s). :popcorn:
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