Can XFCE Desktop Environment, be an alternative to Gnome and Kde?

In the Linux world with Ubuntu dominating the market to discuss about the comparison of Desktop Managers available for Linux is of good importance. By default Ubuntu comes with gnome desktop environment and Kubuntu comes with kde as the desktop manager.

XFCE desktop environment

Considering the case of someone who is interested in trying out something different xfce might be fun. Xfce is a new desktop environment aimed at unix like operating system, providing nice features at smaller size and resources. Xfce can be installed in many platforms like freebsd, linux, solaris, cygwin and even macos. Xfce is definitely worth a look for users, who is interested in nice look and feel without sacrificing system resources. xfce is based on gtk+ 2 just like gnome. It uses xfwm window manager. The latest available version of XFCE is XFCE 4.6. Continue reading