Install Xfce desktop on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux -

To following tutorial will explain how to install xfce desktop on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. Use this guide if you wish to change your default GNOME desktop to the xfce environment
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FINALLY someone does a tutorial on installing xfce without using the xubuntu-desktop package!


Do we really need a tutorial for a single command? apt install xfce4 is not a tutorial! Besides this implies you have the Gnome DE installed (which I don’t, I have budgie) if you dont then you will wonder why /etc/gdm3/custom.conf doesnt exist!