That would mean that you use as many native Xfce applications as possible in order to keep your use of dependencies from other desktop environments (de) as low as possible. If you don't do that you will loose the speed advantage (or at least some of it) Xfce has over the bigger des.
Well speed hasn't been a factor yet, I'm running off a flash drive so everything is running OK
when it runs. Sound Juicer wouldn't run on KDE as well as some other programs that wouldn't
see the CD player, things like that. Some dependencies seemed incompatible with other
dependencies when I tried a variety of programs out. But when other programs ran they
I can see your point.
thanks for your response,