Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Xfce 4.4.0 final was released Sunday. I installed it on kappa (my laptop) yesterday and it went smoothly. I've been following the development of this project with some interest over the past year, so I've been testing out each development release and I've learned a lot about managing a project. I like Xfce's minimalist philosophy and the "snappiness" feeling of the environment. Thunar is a neat file manager that has plenty of convenient options like mouse gestures. Windows explorer even feels slower than Thunar. Speaking of which...

Over the past few months, my Windows XP Home install on kappa has been getting slower and slower lately. Boot time is getting longer and longer, and loading apps takes much more time. I have no idea what the problem is, as my Fedora Core 6 install has not slowed down at all. I'm planning on wiping the whole drive and reinstalling both OSes, but that will have to wait till I'm home again. Maybe Fedora Core 7 will be out by then :)

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