Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. After two years and 10 months Xfce sees a new release, Xfce 4.12 with so many changes.
Xfce is a lightweight environment and if you want to try out Xfce 4.12 then here is how you can do that. It is assumed that you already have Xfce desktop installed.
Before see how to install Xfce 4.12 in Ubuntu, let's see What's New In Xfce 4.12.
What's New In Xfce 4.12 ?
There are even more.... To see the complete list of changes head to official release post.
You can take a tour to the changes made in Xfce 4.12. Take a tour.
Install Xfce 4.12 In Ubuntu Using PPA
The Xubuntu Development PPA contains early development package of Xfce 4.12 for Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10. Install at your own risk.
Add the Xubuntu Dev PPA and Update and Upgrade the system.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
To uninstall/remove ppa and to downgrade to the any other version available in default ppa or any other ppa, then use ppa-purge to do so.
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12
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