So for anyone who has known me in the Linux community for more than a few days will have probably released I an a confirmed Mate fan and have been since it’s inception following the fork from Gnome 2. I’ve dabbled with other DE’s over the years but always come back to Mate.
Well I installed Endeavor on this Toshiba Z30 for my monthly Distrohoppers Digest Challenge/Review and I’m finding I quite like Xfce, I have installed Mate but am finding it a little clunky in Endeavor compared with my usual Mint install. I’m not one for fiddling I like the Mint Mate base and I don’t change or fiddle with anything on the DE, I like it as it is in Mint.
Previously Xfce was a little too bare, but the way the developers have set it up in Endeavor is slick enough for me to find it very usable, It will be interesting to see how I find the upcoming Xfce 4.14 release and how it appears in Endeavor, however for the time being at least until this months review is done and dusted Xfce will remain my DE work environment.