Why does Xubuntu desktop look like GNOME?

Luzi Thoeny lucius.antonius at gmail.com
Mon May 1 11:28:12 UTC 2006

Pekka Kujansuu wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 14:00 +0300, Jani Monoses wrote:
>> On 5/1/06, |^ `/ () () | ( (-) | <ryooichi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>         Installed Xubuntu 6.06 Beta the other day... first thought
>>         was: Why does Xubuntu desktop (panels) look like GNOME... as
>>         opposed to a more standard XFCE desktop ?
>> I think the ubuntu/gnome like layout is more intuitive than what the
>> standard xfce desktop is using.
> Have you discussed this with the XFCE developers? I'm sure they have
> some reason for why the current standard XFCE desktop is how it is.
why would we want to discuss it with upstream? default setup for xubuntu 
is entirely our business.

upstream has its default resemble the CDE desktop. however, there is no 
reason why we should not feel free to go with our own preferences.


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