Xfce is one of the best and most popular desktop environments. It’s ideal for older machines too, because it is really lightweight. Most people seem to like it because of it’s performance, stability and cause it’s really customizable.
Two of the main concerns about Xfce is it’s outdated UI and it’s slow development. The UI can be tuned up with GTK themes, but what about the slow development? People who like it tend to say “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Well, that’s true that major versions are released quite rarely, but there’s a lot going on in the background.
Xfce & Xubuntu changes in 2018
One of it’s developers summarized year 2018 of Xfce and Xubuntu. It includes new Xubuntu releases, the completion of porting to GTK3, many MenuLibre changes, a new pathbar for Thunar file manager, lots of updated plugins and more.
Xfce 4.14 is going to be the next major release of the desktop environment. Good news that it’s likely to be released within a couple of months.
Look out for Xfce 4.14, we’re so close! Keep an eye out for more updates in the coming months.