[CentOS] the "official" lightweight desktop environment for CentOS?

Sat Mar 29 14:23:22 UTC 2008
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Florin Andrei a écrit :
>> I want to build a dedicated MythTV box using CentOS5. I need a 
>> lightweight desktop environment, something extremely simple that does 
>> not use much memory. Gnome and KDE use way too much memory and are too 
>> complex for what I want to do.
> X! F! C! E!
> I've been using XFCE since 4.0 (currently it's 4.4.2), and since last 
> December or so, I'm running it exclusively on all my desktops, at home 
> and at work.
> http://www.kikinovak.net/images/centos5-xfce.png
> After logging in, XFCE takes 49 MB of RAM (YMMV), so it's rather 
> lightweight.
> You have to enable the [extra] repos to get XFCE.
> I have some documentation on http://www.microlinux.fr about tweaking and 
> fine-tuning XFCE under CentOS, but it's in french.

XFCE is in the CentOS Extras repo and it is enabled by default on 
CentOS-4 and CentOS-5 ... so:

yum grouplist | grep -i XFCE

For CentOS-5 that shows that this is the install command:

yum groupinstall XFCE-4.4

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