Xfce Reviews

Stable, light-weight desktop environment -- but one amongst several 2 Helpful

Positive Review by JohnFastman
about Xfce and LXDE, Manjaro Linux, KDE Dec 2016

XFCE is a lightweight desktop environment for Linux and BSD. It requires few system resources and therefore runs faster on older/slower computers than do some other desktop environments, such as KDE Plasma. It is not as light as LXDE. XFCE is moderately configurable, but is also a little older in its appearance than other GTK-based desktops, including Gnome and Budgie. However, it is mature, stable and well supported. It can be installed on any Linux distro in addition to whatever desktop is already available by default. However, XFCE is the default desktop environment of Xubuntu and Manjaro, amongst others.

I would recommend you use XFCE if you have an older computer struggling to run KDE Plasma, Budgie, Deepin or Gnome. However, XFCE's cousin, the MATE desktop environment has a similar layout and philosophy whilst being a little bit more configurable.


Best Desktop for GNU/Linux and BSD

Positive Review by mohammadrezahajianpour
about Xfce Sep 2015

It's light-weight, fast, amazingly stable, feature-rich and beautiful. What more do you want?