Linux Mint 8 Xfce and LXDE Editions Released

Lightweight editions of Helena

  Linux Mint 8 Xfce
Clement Lefebvre and the Linux Mint community are once again proud to announce the immediate availability of the final versions for the Linux Mint 8 Xfce Community Edition and Linux Mint 8 LXDE Community Edition operating systems. Being based on the main Helena release, the new editions are powered by Linux kernel 2.6.31 and X.Org 7.4. Both editions are created for people who want a fast, lightweight and good-looking operating system, for their antique hardware.

Highlights of Linux Mint 8 Xfce:

· Based on Linux Mint 8 (Helena);
· Linux kernel 2.6.31;
· X.Org 7.4;
· Improvements to Software Manager;
· Improvements to Update Manager;
· Xfce mintDesktop gets new settings;
· New Upload Manager utility;
· New themes!

Highlights of Linux Mint 8 LXDE:

· Based on Linux Mint 8 (Helena);
· Linux kernel 2.6.31;
· X.Org 7.4;
· Openbox 3.4.7.2 window manager;
· PCManFM 0.5.2 file manager;
· Exaile music player;
· Improved Linux Mint Menu.

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Linux Mint 8 LXDE Community Edition

Credits: Clement Lefebvre

For the LXDE edition of Linux Mint 8, the developers recommend the following system requirements:

· A modern 32-bit processor;
· 256 MB of RAM;
· 3 GB free hard disk space (for installation);
· VGA video card capable of at least 800x600 resolution;
· A CD-ROM drive or a USB port.

Pretty much the same requirements also apply to the Xfce edition!

Linux Mint is an elegant, easy-to-use, up-to-date, 100% free and comfortable Linux desktop distribution based on the very popular Ubuntu operating system. It offers paid commercial support to companies and individuals. Also, free community support is available from the forums and the IRC channel. Linux Mint 8 (Helena) is based on the Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) operating system and has support for EXT4 filesystems.

Download Linux Mint 8 Xfce Community Edition right now from Softpedia.

Download Linux Mint 8 LXDE Community Edition right now from Softpedia.

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By    1 Apr 2010, 08:45 GMT