A few hours ago, the first beta version of Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce Edition was released, an official flavor of Linux Mint that differs by having Xfce as the main desktop of the distribution instead of Cinnamon.
This ISO image contains the beta version corresponding to the new version of Linux Mint, Linux Mint 18.1 and despite not being a version suitable for production equipment, the truth is that It is interesting to know the news of Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce Edition.
Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce Edition will be based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the latest LTS version of Ubuntu, which makes the official flavor have version 4.4 of the kernel as well as the versions of the most important software that are in Ubuntu, although with some patches of applied security. What's more the Xfce version to be used will be 4.12, the latest stable version of this lightweight Gnu / linux desktop.
Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce Edition will have Whisker Menu and Xfce 4.12 for running programs
On this basis, Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce Edition will contain the latest version of MDM, X-Apps and Whisker Menu, the menu manager that will manage the distribution menus. To this will be added the latest news that has been introduced in the distribution regarding hardware support, the Software Center of the distribution as well as with regard to the tools for updating and maintaining the distribution.
Currently we can download this beta version of Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce Edition for free from this link. However, it is not recommended for use in production equipment since it is an unstable version and could cause serious problems in our filesIn addition, the official flavor could still have radical changes from this beta version to the final version that is expected to reach us at the end of February