The newest and most exciting release yet of the lightweight XFCE desktop has gained a PPA for brave Ubuntu 10.10 users to install from.

XFCE 4.8 was released on Monday 17th of January and added remote shares browsing, a rewritten desktop panel and improved settings/file transfer dialogs.

How to install XFCE 4.8 in Ubuntu 10.10

Users wishing to add the non-official repository for the project can do so by running the following commands in a terminal: –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:koshi/xfce-4.8
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xfce4

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx users keen to try the release can, for ease, use Alexx2000′s dedicated PPA @ ppa:alexx2000/xfce.

Natty testers can find this version in the repositories.

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