Just a quick note to say that I have been an XFCE user for a couple of years now, but I recently decided to try my hand at Fluxbox. It took awhile to get it like I wanted it, but I gotta say that I rarely find myself booting into XFCE anymore. Fluxbox just feels snappier. I've also really grown to like Tint2 as opposed to the XFCE panel. Part of me feels disloyal to XFCE which has been so good to me for so long now, and I would still recommend XFCE to a new Linux user, but I'm having a hard time finding a reason to leave Fluxbox. I've also been playing more with OB since the new Wheezy iso came out, and I'm getting more comfortable with it as well. I don't see myself as being someone who has to have the lightest WM or as someone who has to do everything via CLI, but I do enjoy the snappier experience of the WM's vs the DE's.
So...this post wasn't anything important or informative, just my $.02.
^ Thanks for that review and statement regarding Flux as an XFCE user. I will give Flux a try for a while to see where it takes me.
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Congrats on your move. I felt the same type of excitement when I first moved from DE's to WM's. I couldn't believe that I didn't make the switch sooner.
We are a nice, friendly community here and I hope we stay that way.
@VastOne: I'll probably always have an XFCE install somewhere, and if I don't have time to tinker with an install, then I'd go with XFCE just because when you install it, it's pretty much usable by default. And, again, if I was installing for a new user, I would definitely go with XFCE because it's so graphically intuitive - right click - Settings - and you're changing your system.
I'm just finding that Fluxbox is snappier than XFCE and that I really like.
BTW, I'm running this on an i3 processor with 4 GB of RAM so it's not like I need a WM vs a DE. Again, it just feels lighter.