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A New Spin on the Xfce Window Manager - page 4

Getting Started

  • April 13, 2008
  • By Kenneth Hess

Fedora's custom Spins (Live CDs based on Fedora's latest stable release) are an excellent way of testing a new desktop environment, some cool developer tools, and even some content that can't be found anywhere else (e.g. videos from FUDCON). The XFCE Spins are available in x86 and x86_64 formats.

Xfce is a minimalist desktop Window Manager that is fast, fun, and efficient to use. Xfce is a viable alternative to other minimal desktop environments such as twm and Fluxbox. It is customizable but also has a kiosk mode for those of you who want to deploy a desktop environment that isn't customizable by end users. Originally for kiosk operations, some system administrators are using the Xfce kiosk mode to provide an unbreakable Linux desktop to employees.

Kenneth Hess is a freelance technical writer who writes on a variety of subjects including Linux, MySQL, SQLite, PHP, and Apache. You may reach Ken via his website.

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