Xfce is a system of lightweight desktop environment for Linux, and is a good alternative to the complex and awkward gnome. In this post I’ll show you how to install Xfce on debian. It is available in the default Debian repositories and can be installed immediately.
# apt-get install xfce4
This will install the xfce desktop with all the necessary applications. The download size is around 20.4 MB and should finish in a few minutes on a fast broadband connection.