how's XFCE in XUbuntu 11.10

Marton Balazs balmar3 at
Sat Nov 26 20:16:43 CET 2011

I also changed to Xfce and like it a lot, thanks for all Contributors.
In fact, there is one single bit of Gnome I keep using: gnome-terminal
has its "Set Character Encoding" item in its menu, for which I couldn't
find a replacement using xfce4-terminal. Is there any? I have to switch
often between utf8 and iso-8859-1.


On Sat, 26 Nov 2011, Liviu Andronic wrote:

> Personally I cannot quite understand when people (say, Linus Torvalds)
> complain that Xfce is a step backward compared to Gnome 2. Xfce can be
> configured to have the same desktop appearance like the rigid Gnome 2,
> but provides so much more flexibility (and compatibility with the
> Gnome applets). So where is Xfce inferior to Gnome 2?

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