Linux Mint 7 XFCE released
The Mint development team has announced the release of Linux Mint 7 XFCE, a Community Edition code named 'Gloria'. Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution that aims to be user friendly and provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including support for DVD playback, Java, plug-ins and various media CODECs.
The Mint XFCE release is based on Xubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, the 2.6.28 Linux Kernel, X.org 7.4 and Xfce 4.6. The change log tab in mintUpdate now supports Linux Mint packages, in addition to Ubuntu maintained packages. The mintUpload feature no longer contains advertising and support has been added for the SCP and SFTP protocols.
Several improvements, including an updated GUI layout, have also been made to mintInstall. The release now includes the new "Featured applications" window in mintInstall that shows users a list of popular applications that are not currently installed on their system and provides them with the option to install them "all in one go". The developers note that the Deluge BitTorrent Client has been replaced by Transmission and that the VLC Media Player, Tomboy, Samba, Vim and all of the old artwork has been removed to save space.
More details about the release, including a list of known issues, can be found in the release notes and on the what's new page. Linux Mint 7 XFCE Community Edition is available to download as a 694 MB ISO file.
- Linux Mint 7 released, a report from The H.