sudo apt-get install xfce returns:
E: Unable to locate package xfce
If you run
apt-cache search xfce you'll get a longish list that includes
xfce4 - Meta-package for the Xfce Lightweight Desktop Environment
xfdesktop4 - xfce desktop background, icons and root menu manager
I suspect you may want either
xfdesktop4 instead of
Next, you can look at the description for both
apt-cache show xfce4
apt-cache show xfdesktop4
I'm pasting part of the output for
apt-cache show xfce4 below:
Description-en: Meta-package for the Xfce Lightweight Desktop Environment
Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems.
It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and
easy to use. Designed for productivity, it loads and executes applications
fast, while conserving system resources.
This package is a metapackage; it depends on the core packages of the
Xfce4 desktop environment and recommends some extra Xfce4 packages. If you
intend to use Xfce4 and want the full experience then installing this
package and the packages it Recommends is a great place to start.
If you just want to pick and choose the core components then feel free to
remove this package.
Next, you can run the following commands:
sudo apt-get install -s xfce4
sudo apt-get install -s xfdesktop4
Then inspect the output and judge for yourself. Nothing will actually be installed because the
-s ensures it's just a simulation.
My feeling is that you should install
xfce4 and see if you're satisfied.