Last time I tried XFCE, it offered the worst customization of any DE I've tried, however, that was maybe 3 years ago, so I'm sure it has significantly improved since. I am interested in trying XFCE again, although I don't see it likely replacing my LXDE and KDE setups.
I'd say Michael is more neutral than negative toward GNOME, there just happens to be more news related to GNOME problems. This article didn't mention any of his personal opinions about GNOME, so I'm not sure where you're getting these complaints from.
Yes, they make and sell CDs....very cheap witch is great if you simply want to give as gift to someone or simply don't want to care if person looses it or not...
There is also the issue that many now have cheap net plans with limited traffic....every spared MB counts to avoid exceed the limit.
XFCE, it was always interesting to me and with 4.10 it got real good....i prefer it to anything except maybe latest version of LXDE that is also nice.
It really makes things feel faster than anything...
Gnome is designed by Gnome.Isn't GNOME 3 designed by Red Hat? Like I thought RH was exactly the reason why GNOME is starting to fail.
If it fails then everybody else is f*ked because it's going to take XFCE, LXDE, Unity, and pretty much everything that isn't KDE with it since they all use stuff developed by Gnome for Gnome. Everything is open source so people like XFCE are free to use as much of Gnome or as little as they want, but you can't replace people.
GUIs are for workstation and desktops. If you need a GUI for your server you are doing it wrong. The more 'hands off' you can possibly be on a server the better off you are. Ideally in a large environment even ssh'ng to individual servers should be avoided.XFCE seems to be the best option for server OS. I wonder if Red Hat will do the same.
Point in case; GNOME doesnt fit on a obsolete media and you go crazy. Well here is a clue for you Gnome3 is coming to Debian and it is looking quite good.
Wtf about not being biased. Just because stuff is presented as a fact doesn't make it unbiased or true.