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Linux Mint 16 Xfce & KDE Versions Are Released

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Published on 24 December 2013 05:53 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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Last month Linux Mint 16 "Petra" was released with ISOs containing their Cinnamon GNOME3 fork and the MATE GNOME2 desktop fork. Released now are the Linux Mint 16 ports with the KDE and Xfce desktops.

Linux Mint 16 Xfce features the Xfce 4.10 desktop and features Whisker Menu 1.2, improved PulseAudio support, the MDM 1.4 log-in screen, and other changes found from Linux Mint 16 Petra and the upstream Ubuntu packages from which this distribution is derived.

Linux Mint 16 KDE ships with KDE SC 4.11 (not the recently released 4.12 packages), other imporvements found in the other Linux Mint 16 spins, has a new Samba Mounter for better handling network shares, software manager improvements, and other enhancements throughout.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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