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Linux Mint 9 Xfce Review

Sep 15, 2010, 07:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)


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"Last week I looked at the Debian version of Linux Mint. This time around I'm going to cover the Xfce version; this review was actually partly written before the release of the Debian version. I cast it aside and jumped into the Debian version, but I wanted to get this one done this week and out of the way.

"We all know that there are passionate partisans of the GNOME and KDE versions of Linux Mint; yet, oddly, you rarely hear about people raving about the Xfce version. That's a shame, because sometimes less is truly more. Linux Mint 9 Xfce has a lot to offer to those who have limited hardware, or who simply prefer not to deal with the eye-candy bloat of GNOME or KDE.

"What's New In This Release

"There's quite a bit of new stuff in this release, here's a sample of what you'll find:

"New Software Manager
New Backup Tool
Improved Look & Feel
Thunar Move to Trash and Delete Options
Windows Installer
Usb Creator
32 & 64 Bit Editions
Faster Boot

"I'll cover the Software Manager in the software section of the review, and I'll talk about the look and feel in the desktop section."

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