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Xfce is a free and open source desktop environment which features a visually appealing and intuitive user interface designed for productivity.

The Xfce desktop environment consists of a number of components providing all functionality expected from a modern desktop environment, including a session manager, panel, application launcher, desktop manager, file manager, settings manager, and a window manager with compositing. Many components remain optional and/or may be exchanged for alternatives.

In addition to the core components the Xfce community provides numerous applications, utilities, and add-ons such as a terminal emulator, task manager, media player, panel plugins and file manager extensions.

The Xfce desktop is a well integrated and fully supported part of openSUSE. For more information about Xfce visit its website.

Install and Use

From the disk:
The Xfce desktop can be installed from the installation DVD or NET images.
For detailed instructions see Installation

From the live system:
Alternatively, openSUSE Tumbleweed can be tested and installed with Xfce in live mode.
ISO images are available here.

On an existing system:
On an already installed system you can install all necessary packages via the Xfce pattern,
either via YaST or directly in the terminal:

sudo zypper in -t pattern xfce

For instructions on how to install the latest testing versions of Xfce see Xfce repositories.
This is recommended for experienced users only!


Virtualisation and Appliances

Pre-built and ready to use Virtual Machine images to test Xfce GIT Master that you set up in a blink of an eye.
Guide and download available here