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== XFce 2.3.0, "the Cholesterol Free Desktop Environment" now available ==

A) What is XFce ?

XFce is now a set of applications including a powerfull Window Manager 
compatible with MWM(tm), OpenLook(tm), GNOME (partially) and KDE hints,
a toolbar, a backdrop manager and a system sound manager for X11. 
Unlike so many other X applications, XFce is very easy to use and to 
configure, thanks to menus, all mouse driven !
Features pulldown menus with color icons, 3D widgets, etc.

Visit now :


XFce is available in source and binary format for Linux (libc5 and glibc rpms 
and tarballs), FreeBSD and Solaris 2.6 Intel Edition !

B) What's XFce for ?

XFce is a toolbar and a kind of desktop environment (XFce standing for XForms
Cool Environment)

With XFce, no need to learn any definition language, or type any configuration
file. XFce does it itself ! Just use the mouse to define your preferences.

XFce provides an elegant and easy way to start all your X-Window applications,
using nice color icons, popup menus, etc.

C) Why should I use XFce ?

If you're new to Linux and you don't want to learn about any complicated
interface, if you're looking for a real nice interface, or you want to have at
home an interface close to the commercial one you use at work on your expensive
UNIX server, then XFce is made for you.

Moreover, XFce is free and it's extremely stable (never gets "core dump" or
unexpected end)

XFce's help system is entirely in HTML format, including frames and screen

XFce is now available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian,
Portuguese and Slovak !

D) What's new in version 2.3.0 ?

Changelog :

version 2.3.0 :

* Now compatible with laptop 640x480 screen (automatic resizing of XFce panel)
* Improved pixmap handling, autoshape of pixmaps.
* Auto dither icons when colordepth is lower than 256 colors
* Improved autoraise window management (xfwm)
* Add timeout for autoraise window (xfwm)
* Change color contrasts (xfwm + xfce)
* Fix "BorderWidth" style parameter(xfwm)
* Fix style "XFce*" Starticonic from hanging (xfce)
* Fix and improve popup menus (xfwm)
* Improve xfce_setup script (xfwm + xfce)

E) What archive format are currently available ?

XFce is shipped in source format and statically linked binary format.

XFce is available for any Linux system, FreeBSD and SUN Solaris 2.6/Intel
in tar.gz standard format, and RPM (Red Hat Package Management) format for 
RedHat 4.x and 5.x (libc6 compatible)

F) Where do I get this marvellous program ?

Please visit the following http sites :


Best regards,
Olivier Fourdan (

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