Proposals for a lighter xfce desktop. Nominate your choices for removal here.
To start, I would suggest eliminating libreoffice in task-xfce-desktop
In case it's useful a minimal package set for an xfce install would be:
xfce4-panel xfdesktop4 xfwm4 xfce4-settings tango-icon-theme xfwm4-themes xfce4-terminal xfce4-session xfwm4-themes xfce4-terminal xfce4-session xfce4-appfinder thunar
and probably wanted too:
xfce4-power-manager gvfs thunar-volman policykit-1 ristretto
The only issue I can remember having with this setup is missing icons for xfce4-appfinder, so another icon set might be better.
A list of stuff I was using to do a minimal xfce4/xorg install guide:Edited