Why does Xubuntu desktop look like GNOME?

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Mon May 1 17:47:41 UTC 2006

Pekka Kujansuu schreef:
> 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.

Mostly historical reasons. It makes a lot of sense for Xubuntu to change 
the defaults. Choosing a layout similar to regular Ubuntu seems like a 
pretty smart choice to me.


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