Linux Mint 10 Xfce Moves Past RC Status
Article by George Norman
On 07 Apr 2011
Fans of the Linux Mint 10 distro will remember that back in March Linux Mint 10 Xfce was rolled out as a RC (Release Candidate). The news is that the operating system has reached another important milestone in its development status, it has moved past the RC status and is now available for download as a final product.

The 32-bit edition of Linux Mint 10 Xfce is available for download here.
The 64-bit edition of Linux Mint 10 Xfce is available for download
HTTP mirrors and torrent links for Linux Mint 10 Xfce are available on the Linux Mint blog


The final version of Linux Mint 10 Xfce, as Lead Linux Mint Developer Clem Lefebvre explained when the RC was released, is being rolled out on top of a Debian Testing package base and uses the same repositories as LDME. What does that mean? It means that Xfce comes with a few advantages; the following ones:

Enhanced performance – Linux Mint 10 Xfce is more performance driven than any previous release.
It's easier to get updates – 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.
It is a more mainstream edition – 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.
It is easier to maintain – Because Linux Mint 10 Xfce switched to a rolling package, it is easier to maintain the OS. 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.

“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,” explained Lefebvre. “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.”

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