Linux Mint Xfce Edition

17.2 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.2/5 147
A community derived Linux Mint operating system that features the Xfce desktop environment

editor's review






Linux Mint Xfce is a custom, community derived distribution of Linux that uses the lightweight Xfce desktop environment on top of the latest upstream version of Linux Mint, an Ubuntu-based operating system suitable for desktop computers of all sizes and shapes.

Distributed as a 32-bit/64-bit Live DVDs

The only way to test this Linux distribution is to download one of the two Live DVD ISO images, for 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (amd64) hardware platforms. Then, you must burn the ISO image onto a blank DVD disc or write it on a USB flash drive of 2GB or higher capacity on order to boot it from the BIOS of a computer.

Boot options

By default, the Live DVDs will automatically start the live environment with default settings in 10 seconds if no keyboard key is pressed. You can access the boot menu by pressing any key on your keyboard during that timeout.

Default boot options include the ability to start the live environment with default options or in compatibility mode, check the integrity of the disc (only if using a DVD media), perform a system memory diagnostic test, as well as to boot an existing OS from the first disk.

Beautiful Xfce desktop presented in a traditional style with powerful apps

As mentioned, the default desktop environment of this Linux distribution is Xfce, which is customized to look like a traditional desktop with a bottom panel and a classic main menu. Default applications include the Mozilla Firefox web browser, XChat IRC client, Transmission BitTorrrent client, Pidgin instant messenger, Banshee audio player, VLC Media Player, and Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client.

Bottom line

The main purposes of this Linux Mint flavor is to promote the Xfce desktop environment and be usable on low-end machines, while transforming them into powerful workstations with a plethora of productive applications.

Linux Mint Xfce Edition was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 7th, 2015
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