sofar writes "Xfce-4.2 is brewing and it's coming along nice. The Xfce project Already released two Beta's in the last two months and upcoming will most likely be a first release candidate. For those of you that want to switch to a lighter but still pretty and user-friendly desktop environment you should really consider trying out Xfce4. Read more on the Xfce page.
The 4.2 release will differ majorly from 4.0, providing features such as a compositing manager for xfwm4 (a manager for the new Xorg compositor extension, which brings true transparency to the Xfce desktop), as well as support for the base directory specification. Xfce is now available in more than 25 languages, has a kiosk mode and the best Xinerama handling out there."