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23 July 2012, 11:39

Xfce edition of Linux Mint 13 released

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Zoom Visually, the Xfce version of Linux Mint 13 has not changed much

The Linux Mint developers have released the Xfce version of their latest release, Linux Mint 13 "Maya", with version 4.10 of the lightweight desktop environment. The Linux Mint team describes the Xfce environment as user friendly and good looking, and recommends it for systems with constrained resources. As with the other editions of Linux Mint 13, the Xfce version is based on Ubuntu 12.04.

The latest release brings changes in the Xfapplet component that allow the Xfce panel to use applets from the MATE desktop environment as well as its GNOME counterpart – this includes the mintMenu, which is also used in the MATE and Cinnamon editions of Mint. A list of all of the new features in Linux Mint 13 Xfce is available from the feature page on the Linux Mint web site.

Linux Mint 13 Xfce can be downloaded for 32- and 64-bit systems via BitTorrent or from the distribution's official mirrors. A complete list of changes can be found in the release notes, which also list workarounds for known problems in this release. This includes boot problems with the "b43" wireless drivers included with the Linux kernel that is used in all editions of Linux Mint 13.

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