I have long used XFCE4 as a comfortable and efficient desktop environment for Debian GNU/Linux. Now, it seems, the bloat may have knocked GNOME off the “default” pedestal in the Debian Installer. GNOME just doesn’t fit on the first CD any longer…
“switch default desktop task to xfce
This ensures that the desktop will fit on CD#1, which gnome currently does not.
ThereÂ mayÂ beÂ otherÂ reasonsÂ toÂ preferÂ xfceÂ asÂ theÂ default as well, but that is a complex and subjective topic. Unfortunatly,Â DebianÂ doesÂ notÂ haveÂ a well defined procedure for making such choices, though it certianly has well-defined procedures for reviewing them. So, I’ve decided to be bold, and continue the tradition of making an arbitrary desktop selection for Debian in tasksel.”
see switch default desktop task to xfce.
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