Linux Mint Xfce, a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system based on Ubuntu and Debian, has just reached version 14.Even though it's a little late to the party, the Xfce version of Linux Mint 14 is finally here and not a moment too soon. It would have been hard to release it after the Apocalypse.
In any case, Linux Mint Xfce shares the same codename with the other releases, Nadia and just like its brethren, it comes with quite a few new features and updates.
As you can imagine, Linux Mint Xfce 14 is based on Xfce 4.10. According to the developers, this is a lightweight desktop environment that aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.
This latest version of Xfce 4.10 features online documentation, an application finder, multiple rows and deskbar mode in the panel, an actions plugin, a MIME type editor, a single-click operation, automated background image cycling and thumbnail rendering on the desktop, not to mention edge-tiling in the window manager.
Highlights of Linux Mint 14 Xfce Edition:
• Thunar is the default file browser of the distribution;
• Xfce Terminal is the default terminal application;
• Xfburn is the default CD/DVD burner application;
• Ristretto is the default image viewer;
• Blueman is used by default for Bluetooth support;
• The default notification daemon is xfce4-notifyd, which is themeable and configurable.
The MDM display manager comes with a lot of themes and the theme format is so trivial that users can make their own very easily and make the login screen look exactly the way they want.
The Software Manager has also received a lot of "under the hood" improvements and it no longer uses aptdaemon, which was responsible for crashing or freezing the application.
Check out the official announcement for a complete list of changes and updates.
Download Linux Mint Xfce 14 Nadia right now from Softpedia.