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Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce Edition Enters Beta, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 and Xfce 4.12

Borrowing the same internals from its bigger brothers, namely Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon and MATE editions, the Xfce flavor of the recently unveiled Linux Mint 18.1 distribution is based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and built upon the lightweight Xfce 4.12 desktop environment. Under the hood, it’s powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel with linux-firmware 1.157.5, just like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is, includes the MDM (Mint Display Manager) 2.0 login manager, as well as all the in-house built applications distributed as part of the X-Apps initiative. These include Xviewer, Xreader, Xplayer, and Xed.