Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.
Olivier Fourdan began development on Xfce in early 1997. It began as a simple project created with XForms, meant to be a free Linux clone of CDE. The name "Xfce" originally stood for "XForms Common Environment", but since that time Xfce has been rewritten twice and does not use the XForms toolkit any more.
The name survived, but it is no longer capitalized as "XFce", but "Xfce". The developers' current stance is that the acronym does not stand for anything any more.
Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that together provide the full functionality of the desktop environment.
They are packaged separately and you can pick and choose from the available packages to create the best personal working environment. __________________________________ "On est responsable de l'époque où on vit, de la situation où on est. J'ai toujours cru qu'un intellectuel doit intervenir dans la société."