Download Linux Mint 9 Xfce RC With New Software Manager, Backup Tool, Better Look and Feel

Written By Sam on 28 July 2010

The standard Gnome-based Linux Mint 9 was released about two months ago and the LXDE version was made available recently. The Linux Mint team has put out a Linux Mint 9 Xfce release candidate (RC). Based on Xubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux 2.6.32, Xfce 4.6.1 and Xorg 7.4, Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” Xfce features a lot of improvements and the latest software from the Open Source World,” the release notes for Linux Mint 9 Xfce read.

Linux Mint 9 Xfce RC comes with a few tweaks for Thunar, the default file manager, as well as updated packages specific to the Xfce desktop environment. One specific feature is the inclusion of “Move to Trash” and “Delete” buttons to the Thunar “Edit” menu. This feature enables users to manage their files faster and bypass the Trash Can if they are sure they don’t need those files anymore.

Other featured improvements in this release

  • New Software Manager
    • 30,000 applications catalogued
    • Review applications straight from the Software Manager
    • APT daemon
    • Visual improvements
  • New Backup Tool
    • Incremental backups, compression, integrity checks
    • Backup/Restoration of the software selection
  • Better look & feel
    • Backgrounds
    • Welcome screen
    • Update Manager
  • System improvements
    • Windows installer
    • USB Creator
    • Default software selection
    • Local repository
  • Project changes
    • Community Website
    • Community Editions
    • 32 & 64-bit
  • Upstream improvements
    • Faster boot
    • Three years Support

Linux Mint 9 Xfce RC is available in both 32 & 64-bit as a liveCD, via Torrent and HTTP download

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