Linux Mint 10 Xfce Goes RC
Article by George Norman
On 28 Mar 2011
Linux Mint Xfce fans will be glad to find out that their favorite operating system has reached an important milestone in its development process. The team behind the Linux Mint 10 'Julia' operating system has announced that Linux Mint 10 Xfce RC (Release Candidate) has been released to the public.

If you would like to get the 32-bit edition of Linux Mint 10 Xfce RC, you can download it here.

If you would like to get the 64-bit edition of Linux Mint 10 Xfce RC, you can download it here.
Before you go the Release Candidate, perhaps you would like to know what it has to offer. Keep reading below to find out.

Lead Linux Mint Developer Clem Lefebvre explained that Linux Mint 10 Xfce “is rolling on top of a Debian Testing package base and uses the same repositories as LMDE.” That is a good thing. It means that Linux Mint Xfce can boast about the following:


More performance
Linux Mint 10 Xfce RC is more performance driven than any previous release.

The users can keep their system up to date by getting a continuous flow of updates; they no longer have to wait for new releases.

Xfce is a more mainstream edition because: Exaile has been replaced with Rhythmox, VLC has been added, mintMenu has been added as an alternative menu, and it has the same software selection as Gnome.

“With KDE 4 and Gnome 3 bringing drastic changes to their environments, and with the emergence of Fluxbox and LXDE on the lightweight scene, Xfce represents a nice alternative for PC desktop users who are looking for a light yet full-featured desktop solution. Its relevance is becoming more significant and this is another reason for us to support it in both 32-bit and 64-bit and to give it a mainstream software selection,” explained Lefebvre.

Easier to maintain
It’s no secret that Xfce has constantly been lagging behind other Linux Mint editions, that too many times Xfce was released late in the release cycle. Because Linux Mint 10 Xfce switched to a rolling package, the Linux Mint team makes it easier to maintain Xfce. It also means that users can keep their system up to date by getting new updates rather than waiting for new releases.

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