Short Bytes: The Linux Mint Team has announced the release of Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ Xfce edition. Based on Xfce 4.12 and Linux kernel 4.4, Linux Mint 18 Xfce edition is a Long Term Release. So, it will continue to get support and updates till 2021. The major features coming to the Xfce release are the addition of X-apps, Mint-Y theme, and improved HiDPI support.
Earlier this week, the Linux Mint Team announced the release of Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ Xfce edition. Apart from the aforementioned desktop environments, Xfce edition of Linux Mint is also quite popular.
Just like the other flavors of Linux Mint 18, Xfce version is a Long Term Support release and it’ll continue receiving updates and fixes for five years. So, if you like this lightweight desktop environment, leave all the worries behind and grab Linux Mint 18 Xfce edition.
New features in Linux Mint 18 Xfce edition:
Linux Mint 18 Xfce comes with Linux kernel 4.4, Xfce 4.12, Ubuntu 16.0 LTS package base, and MDM 2.0.
Just like Linux Mint’s MATE and Cinnamon flavors, the Xfce version also comes with X-apps. It’s a new project that has been started to produce dedicated apps for GTK desktop environments. These applications include Xed, Xviewer, Xplayer, Pix, and Xreader.
Linux Mint 18 Xfce edition also comes with a new Mint-Y theme based on beautiful Moka icons and popular Arc theme. Mint-Y theme comes in three different variants — Light, Dark, and Darker.
Mint 18 Xfce edition comes with largely improved HiDPI support. In this release, all the X-apps, Firefox, and most of the Mint apps have been shifted to GTK3.
If you think that Xfce is your cup of tea, you can click on the download button given below and grab the 64-bit and 32-bit versions.
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