Xfce is the default desktop enviornment for Xubuntu and just like KDE (from Kubuntu) it can be installed from the Synaptic Package Manager or using a Terminal command line. I will show you how to install Xfce using the command line in a Terminal window.
Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. Xfce Homepage
To install Xfce open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following line:
sudo apt-get install xfce4
The Xfce Goodies Project includes additional software and artwork that are related to the Xfce desktop, but not part of the official release. I didn’t add the install goodies in the same command line with Xfce because i like to install software when i need it. When installing the Xfce goodies you will install a lot of extra programs you probably don’t need. To install the Xfce goodies copy+paste the following line:
sudo apt-get install xfce4-goodies
When installed log out and select your user name then click on Change Session (bottom panel) and change it to Xfce Session and log in again.
For Xfce goodies project visit: xfce Goodies Poject
For Xfce themes and other stuff visit: xfce-look.org
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