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Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for various *NIX systems. Designed for productivity, it loads and executes applications fast, while conserving system resources."

Installing Xfce 4 on Fedora

yum -y groupinstall XFCE && yum -y install switchdesk


yum -y install xfce4-session xfdesktop Thunar xfce-utils libxfce4util libxfce4mcs xfce4-session-engines \
libxfcegui4 xfce4-panel xfwm4 xfce4-mixer xfce4-icon-theme xfce4-appfinder switchdesk.noarch

To switch from your current Desktop Environment to XFCE, use switchdesk

Please specify one of either KDE, GNOME, XFCE, FVWM or WindowMaker.
switchdesk XFCE

To start and run Xfce run


For more info see: http://fedoranews.org/blog/?p=628, http://fedoranews.org/contributors/diego_figueroa/xfce/