Why would you choose XFCE desktop in ubuntu 10.04? Ubuntu 10.04 has already GNOME latest version with some extra charming themes.That’s right,but you may like to use XFCE over its default desktop GNOME if
1. You are feeling that GNOME is not so fast according to your expectation,then XFCE is good for you because it is a lightweight desktop environment and it is designed for productivity.
2. Your graphics or primary memory is low.Since it is optimized for performance without so much graphics and heavy design,so you can run it with fewer memory or graphics capabilities.
3. You just want some experience with XFCE desktop environment.
How to install XFCE in Ubuntu 10.04
step1 : It can be installed by using synaptic manager or using bash terminal or you can manually download the file fr0m www.xfce.org.Using synaptic manager is the most simple method.Open synaptic package manager(system->administration).Type xfce in search box and mark the box for installing.
step2 : Now click on apply changes.The downloading will be start and after the completion the installation will be automatically start.(It may take 5-10 minutes @512Kb/s)
step3 : After some moments installation will complete successfully.Now log out fr0m the current session,and choose xfce session(options is on the bottom of screen at login prompt) to log in.
step4 : That’s all.Now you can choose whatever desktop you want(GNOME/XFCE/KDE..) at the login prompt and log in to enjoy.