An updated Xfce desktop with Twister UI


Twister UI impressively demonstrates the possibilities offered by modular desktop environments such as Xfce even in their old age. The Twister UI developers have gone to great lengths to give the respective themes a coherent appearance. The fonts, icons, and the window and panel bar designs stick as closely as possible to the imitated operating system. This makes Twister UI especially suitable for users switching from other operating systems to Linux who desire a familiar working environment. The old Xfce desktop proves to be so versatile that even aficionados of other operating systems have to take a very close look to notice that it is a Linux system. As an added benefit, frugal resource requirements make Twister UI especially useful on older hardware.


  1. Twister UI:
  2. Download Twister UI:

The Author

Erik Bärwaldt is a self-employed IT admin and technical author living in United Kingdom. He writes for several IT magazines.

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • Xfce 4.2

    If you’re ready for life without KDE or Gnome, maybe it is time to try Xfce, a lean, fast, and eye-catching desktop with a large collections of tools.

  • Xfce 4.4

    Xfce is a light and flexible desktop alternative. We took a look at what’s coming with the latest version.

  • Xfce

    The Xfce desktop travels light but still comes with all the essential features.

  • Salix 15.0 Offers Updates and a Modernized Look

    Salix is a Slackware-based Linux distribution with a new look and a goal of being fast, user-friendly, and highly stable.

  • MakuluLinux

    Two desktop environments and two different distributions as a base – introducing MakuluLinux.

comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to our Linux Newsletters
Find Linux and Open Source Jobs
Subscribe to our ADMIN Newsletters

Support Our Work

Linux Magazine content is made possible with support from readers like you. Please consider contributing when you’ve found an article to be beneficial.

Learn More