The latest incarnation of the XFCE desktop proves once again that when you delve into the wonders of the Linux OS, something old definitely becomes something new again.
The Linux Mint 13 team has released a specially flavored distro built around the latest version of the XFCE interface. This is not a bolted-on GUI (graphical user interface) loaded as an option at logon instead of running the Cinnamon or MATE or KDE desktops.
This latest XFCE Mint 13 distribution is a complete Linux distro unto itself. Even more significant is that the Mint 13 development team ushered in this distribution on the heals of team Ubuntu phasing out its own XFCE Ubuntu distro, which was called "Xubuntu."
The Linux Mint XFCE distro is sleek and simple. I love the Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop replacement for GNOME 3 and all things Ubuntu Unity. I was a longtime happy user of earlier XFCE versions in other distros. But this latest version is clearly a fast and fun-filled alternative to other desktop options.
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