This is why Xfce was dropped from Fedora Core 4

Mike White txtinman at
Thu Mar 3 21:44:33 CET 2005

> >
> > Ah well.  This is a damned shame, but I don't think jumping in and
> > trying to advocate a reversal would be too useful at this time.  The
> > best thing to do is (and this is why I've cc:ed xfce at, if
> > you care enough about this, don't download or upgrade to FC4 when it
> > comes out.  If Xfce users want to send a short note to someone
> > (who?) to explain why they've decided to switch from FC to something
> >
> > It's unfortunate that we've been dropped from the core of one of the
> > major desktop distros, but we'll live...
> >
> That is a shame and is one of the reasons i went from Redhat9 to
> Mandrake,  I did not like the way they just dropped stuff.  I had more
> broken apps in Redhat 9 then in any other distro, even apps that were
> supposed to work were broken so i found a distro that at least would
> listen when something did not work.  I hope for there sake they give
> it some more consideration cause XFCE is something that is a contender
> for the linux desktop IE: KDE, Gnome, XFCE (at least in my opinion)
> and it just keeps getting better.
You might think about giving Gentoo a try. There is no "prefered"
desktop, and xfce works great.

Linux User #193432
Lorena, TX USA

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