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Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby clem on Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:22 pm

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC. Linux Mint 13 Xfce New features at a glance: Xfce 4.10 mintMenu and MATE applets MDM Artwork improvements Search engines For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 13 Xfce“. Important [...]


Announcement: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2077
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby Adelante on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:29 pm

I've been using it since yesterday. It's working beautifully. Thank you. :D
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby Monsta on Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:05 am

mintMenu is fully functional in Xfce but it isn't installed by default in this RC release. To install it, install mintinstall and xfce4-xfapplet-plugin. Add the xfapplet to your panel and edit its properties to load mintMenu.

Oh. So xfapplet has been updated after all, and users can install mintMenu. That's good :)
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby crismblog on Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:32 am

I installed VirtualBox and I have not encountered any problems.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby AAAAH!ERMAGAWD!HELP! on Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:06 pm

edit: ok... removed.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby xenopeek on Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:30 pm

Let's move any discussion about Xfce vs. MATE to chat please. This is the announcement of the RC, so leave it in peace for the Xfce users. As you can see from the polls, a lot of users prefer Xfce: viewtopic.php?f=143&t=100787
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby DrTeeth on Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:20 pm

Is there a way to have the Xfce menu and panel at the top of the screen like in Xubuntu? If possible, I would like to get the Xfce login screen back too…I REALLY like them, both from functional and aesthetic points of view. I am happy to have Mint 13 under the hood, but I do not want Xfce to look like Gnome 2 :D .

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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby StanTheMan on Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:56 pm

Having the Panel bar at the top of the screen DOES reduce the amount of movement of your cursor ( up and down ) , and saves a lot of time in a long editing job. With Gnome or KDE the first thing I do is move the Panel to the top.
I agree , this is a very useful option.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby kurtjonulmer on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:53 am

@ DrTeeth & StanTheMan
Re: Xfce Panel at top...

I found it easy...

Right-Click in the panel
Select 'Panel' > 'Panel Preferences'
UN-Check 'Lock Panel'
Then grab the panel by either end (Handle) and drag it up to the top!
Lock it again, if you like.

Xfce is now my favoured desk, whereas I was quite sad to lose Mint LXDE at first!
I'm in for this LTS release of Mint Xfce now.
Xubuntu 12.04 also impresses me, but it lacks the sensible update strategy of Linux Mint.

Sincere Thanks to Clem and Team!
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby DrTeeth on Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:52 am

I have gone back to Xubuntu and have installed Xfce 4.10.

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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby Berkah on Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:41 am

How can I "transform" my Linus Mint 13 MATE system to LM13 XFCE??
I suppose it's easy, however I don't want to crash my system, as it is for work... :wink:
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby AlbertP on Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:03 am

You can perhaps remove mint-meta-mate and mint-info-mate, then install mint-meta-xfce and mint-info-xfce. You will still have a lot of Mate programs in your menu but should be able to select Xfce on the login screen with one of the three big buttons.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby Berkah on Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:55 pm

Thanks a lot! I'll try that! :D
(remove mint-meta-mate & mint-info-mate, then install mint-meta-xfce & mint-info-xfce.)

Is there a need to change or add repositories - or will there be one LM13 repository for all (mate, cinamon, xfce - and later kde)?

(Sorry for the dumm question of a bloody Mint beginner.... :wink: )
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby AlbertP on Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:13 am

For 13 there are no different repositories according to http://packages.linuxmint.com/. There used to be seperate repositories for other editions in 12 and before.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby Berkah on Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:42 am

Great!
Thank you for helping newbies like me!!
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby Ogmios on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:58 pm

Hi! I tried to install this RC with mint4win but I could not find the file in the CD. Is the final release going to include mint4win?

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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby nextdistroplease on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:12 am

Is this something we need to install only, or can we upgrade to it?

I'll check the settings on my update manager to see what I come up with....
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby AlbertP on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:24 am

@ nextdistroplease: If you want to upgrade to a newer release you can use this how-to: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby nextdistroplease on Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:58 am

# AlbertP

That looks handy. Thank you.

It looks like the same place I got data about switching to unstable / experimental.

I'll have to have a deeper look at "http://community.linuxmint.com"

It would seem to be a completely different entity than the forum or the main web site, and it seems very resourceful.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby Dry Lips on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:00 pm

Absolutely brilliant! :D :D :D
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