Linux Mint 15 XFCE Desktop Edition Step by Step Installation Guide

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Narad Shrestha

He has over 10 years of rich IT experience which includes various Linux Distros, FOSS and Networking. Narad always believes sharing IT knowledge with others and adopts new technology with ease.

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8 Responses

  1. Ed says:

    After using Gnome 2 for many years, now I am using XFCE. I think it is such a great desktop.

    However, I needed to tweak it a little. I wrote a simple tutorial explaining the changes I did to adapt it to my own taste:

    I wish it is useful to someone else.

  2. SM says:

    But how to install packages for mint 15 if internet is not available. Actually i have wireless networking & I m unable to find the wireless network driver for Mint 15

  3. John Plum says:

    While XFCE is ideally suited to old machines, it is a great choice for any machine where the user is looking for a desktop with a clean look and feel. I’ve tried a number of Linux distributions and desktops and for me Mint XFCE is perfect. XFCE gives a simple, fast, modern desktop feel and the additional tweaks from Mint gives you everything you need. Mint XFCE is my only OS on my i3 desktop PC and I’m dual booting it with Windows on my notebook.

  4. Frode Leirvik says:

    Are you familiar with any networking issues in this release? I upgraded from 13 and I’m having some, at least…

  5. Ron Beernink says:

    A nice guide to the installation process, but really this is not much if at all different from the installation process for other flavors of Linux Mint. The article would have been much better to explain why someone would want to choose XFCE over for example MATE or Cinnamon or KDE?

    Is the XFCE architecture different to better suit older machines? Or is it it just a slimline version of MATE/Cinnamon? Is it any different from those two in terms of general and major updates?

    • Artur Staniec says:

      As you’ve said XFCE is an alternative for older machines even though it’s becoming less lightweight with times. It’s nice for someone who used Gnome before but with modern desktop is unable to run Gnome 3/Cinnamon because of an older GPU. It is also compatible with gnome because it uses gtk as well and that makes migration much easier. Overall it doesn’t have all the facilities that Gnome has, like for example drag and drop on system panel, but these are minor things that you can get used to very easily.

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