Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” XFCE RC1 released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” XFCE Community Edition RC1.

Quick steps:

  • Download the ISO or the torrent.
  • While it’s downloading look at the overview of the new features and make sure to quickly go through the known issues.
  • After the ISO is downloaded verify the MD5.
  • Burn the ISO at low speed and enjoy testing Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1.
  • Send us your feedback and submit your bug reports in the dedicated bug thread.

Introduction to Linux Mint 7 XFCE:

The XFCE Community Edition aims to provide a version of Linux Mint which uses the XFCE desktop.

For a detailed overview of the new features and improvements included in Linux Mint 7 XFCE, please read “What’s new in Gloria XFCE?“.

System requirements:

A minimum of 3GB of free space and 256MB RAM are needed. For a comfortable experience we recommended to have at least 512MB RAM and 10GB of free space.

Important information and known issues:

For a complete list of known issues read the Release Notes.

The root password is now set as the same as the one chosen during the installation.

If you’re using Mint tools in other distributions, make sure to turn off the adjustment system by editing /etc/linuxmint/mintSystem.conf.

Download Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1:

You can download the XFCE Edition via torrent or via HTTP:

Size: 693MB LiveCD

MD5Sum: 9a34d2f80337a6bc3a5e92c690d36499

Torrent download:
HTTP download:



Northern America:


Upgrade instructions:

Upgrade instructions will be published with the stable release.

Feedback and bug reports:

Please report any bug you may find via the Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1 Bug Thread and give us your feedback on this release by posting a comment right here on the blog.


Have a lot of fun testing this release candidate and let’s all hope it will help us make a great stable release.


  1. Brilliant release, as ever. Was easily able to download network manager and use my 3 mobile broadband connection to post this. Thanks for your hard work.

  2. my fave distro/desktop. Looks great. Thanks, i love it already.
    system monitor sends cpu to 100% and won’t close without kill pid. help!

  3. Thanks as allways!

    How can is use the mint-xfce (when its final) on a x64 LinuxMint or is an extra x64 XFCE Version planned?

    best regards!

  4. Great release! 🙂 I’ve already tested it and it works very well – at least on a live CD session in VirtualBox 2.0.1. 😀 Thank you!

  5. great. now, when is the final release expected? will the bugfixes from RC to final be available as updates – or is a total reinstall when the final comes out, necessary?

  6. I need to refresh my monitor at 100 Hertz rate.
    There is no option in Linux mint for that.
    Linux Mint allows 60 Hertz refresh rate.
    Pls fix the bug.

    I love Linux Mint

  7. @ emon

    Why don’t you just edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf?

    Section “Monitor”
    Identifier “Monitor0”
    VendorName “Unknown”
    ModelName “NEC 90GX2”
    HorizSync 31.0 – 81.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 – 75

    Just apply the refresh rate as appropriate.

  8. Using live-CD on Compaq CQ60-210US with Atheros wireless, home network instantly detected and connection made first attempt. After install (with Mint4Win) no such luck; back to trying to figure out how to make this work.

  9. I’ve tried DOZENS of linux distros and the ONLY one that worked on boot(audio, wireless mouse, print, etc – etc) was Mint6. Mint7 did NOT open with audio and print, I didn’t look any urther. I’ll stick with Mint6.

  10. Have Loaded this on a very old Compaq laptop 1.4 gig amd with only 384 memory. And this runs very well. Good looking and so far I have found no bugs to report. Mint is the greatest. Mint seven on main computer, Mint 7 Kde on entertainment computer in game room and now Mint 7 XFCE on the laptop! Each a gem thank you Clem. Mike in Tucson

  11. I can’t wait to try out this release, I’ll do it in virtual box…Or maybe a live usb… Only I’m happy with my current OS (CrunchBang, modified to my tastes.)
    The only reason why I don’t ever use the XFCE CE as my main OS is because of the lack of a nice menu, like the main editions MintMenu or even the KDE CE’s KDE menu. Other than that I’ve found testing the XFCE CE to be fun, and nice.

  12. @soco
    It should be the same as Xubuntu.
    “You need 192 MB RAM to run the Live CD or 128 MB RAM to install.”
    I think that’s backwards 128 to run the live cd and 192 to install.
    If you have 128 MB of RAM you could make a swap partition to install.
    It’ll take a while to install but once installed it should be fine.

  13. I’m very happy to see this progress. Not that anything is “wrong” with my Felicia XFCE on the kids’ machine, but Gloria really looks great. I will be upgrading as soon as the final release is available – that is when those all important instructions will be there for me to read 🙂

  14. I’m from central borneo, I use Acer Aspire 2920z. now i download Linux Mint 7 with Deluge with modem GPRS Sierra 881. thanks

  15. Hello .I am very enthusiastic with it
    my aunt is interested as well. but they do not spk english
    My question is . is it Available in SPANISH./???

  16. I loaded XFCE on my PC that I put together as a back-up. I already had Gloria 64bit on that machine, so I loaded over it. I had no problems, it wne well; I was pleased. Is XFCE 64bit? I see no notes on it.

    Thank you

  17. Hello PABLIN, yo instale el Mint6 xfce en una pc vieja y durante la instalacion me pregunto (en ingles) si queria “download languaje packages” o algo similar. Es pues ahi donde se instala la version en español y debes tener mucha paciencia y una banda bieeen ancha. Saludos desde Argentina.

  18. Pablo,

    I do not use my Mint 7 XFCE in English. Once you start the intall, you will so see the screen that allows you to choose your MINT operating system user lanuage, the region, and the Keyboard language. You only have to start n English. However, my second PC will be loaded in English only.

    Best Regards, Micha

  19. I Love Linux Mint……I want to see it in every PC.
    Linux Mint should provide deb file of every updated software, like
    VLC 1.0.1…..Firefox .3.5.latest…….google earth….opera latest etc….

  20. Please help me. I’ve failed to configure my dial up commection.
    BUt I love linux Mint and I need to configure my dial up connection by User name and password.
    please help.

  21. @emon
    You can try Network under System in the menu.
    It should have one that says point to point connection.
    You could also try Chestnut Dialer.

  22. akhmad julian:

    Has it been working well? Been wanting to try Mint out a while already, and now have the same acer laptop you used.

  23. Hey gang,

    I love Mint but am new to XFCE. How stable is Gloria RC1? I am building a low-mem system for my in-laws and wanted to be sure it stable enough to install for them. To be safe, should I go with V6 or is V7RC1 stable enough?

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