Best Xfce distro of 2016

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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  2. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    I really appreciate your warm words towards Xfce; the more I test other DEs the more I feel the comfort of something simple yet full featured, intuitive yet configurable, and oh so snappy in use. If I had to chose only two it would be Xfce and KDE; only one? the X then.

    Thanks for the article.
     
  3. zapjb

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    Why didn't Mint 18 Sarah Xfce get the nod or disqualify 17.3 from consideration?
     
  4. Mrkvonic

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    Because I just didn't get to test it really. Only so much time.
    Mrk
     
  5. zapjb

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    Okey-dokey.
     
  6. Alkajak

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    Thanks for the list. Recently switched over to Linux as my main boot, started with Debian (standard environment) and it was brutal. I am enjoying Debian XFCE a lot more right now, about a week in. Still learning the ins-and-outs of Linux. I had read that if I were to start with any distribution, it would be Debian to get a feel for "true" Linux. I am mostly doing computer science and have VBox set up for some danger testing. Any benefits/further stability from Mint/Manjaro/Xubuntu over Debian?

    Worth noting that I have a custom built PC, had to remove my Soundblaster Z entirely and use my Hero VII on-board audio instead. Took me about 5-6 reinstalls to get the GTX 980 drivers working properly as well.
     
  7. NormanF

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    Ubuntu based on Debian is easy for newcomers to Linux.

    OpenSUSE based on RPM, is a rock-solid distro for everyday use.
     
  8. accessgranted

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    Can anyone tell me how to change the startup background on xfce, the one that appears behind the user/password dialog-box at the session start?
    Thanks
     
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