Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce Released [How to Upgrade]

January 11, 2015 — Leave a comment

Linux Mint 17 Rebecca Xfce

Linux Mint team finally announced the Xfce edition of Linux Mint 17.1. All editions (Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce) can upgrade from Linux Mint 17 to 17.1 via Update Manager.

Linux Mint 17.1 features Xfce 4.10, MDM 1.8, a Linux kernel 3.13 and an Ubuntu 14.04 package base. The Xfce edition also features:

  • Out of the box support for Compiz
  • Xfburn received Blu-Ray support
  • In the application menu, categories are now placed on the left and react to mouse hover by default (these options are configurable)
  • Moving a window towards the edge of the screen now tiles the window by default rather than switching to another workspace
  • Quick launchers for Firefox and the terminal were added by default in the Xfce panel
  • The panel clock applet is now used by default so you can see the current date by placing your mouse over it

Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce

The iso images for Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce as well as other editions are available for download at:

Linux Mint Download Page

To upgrade from Linux mint 17 to 17.1 see the official howto.

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