The Linux Mint team has released two new beta ISOs for the KDE and Xfce editions. The releases join the Cinnamon and MATE editions which entered public beta testing under two weeks ago.
The Linux Mint 18 Xfce beta has been released. It brings with it the familiar changes we are all aware of that Mint 18 brings to all the other spins. Xfce is still on 4.12 as it is in Mint 17.3.
Three months ago, Debian's developers chose to replace GNOME with the Xfce desktop environment. It seems that the next release will use GNOME 3 after all, just like Linus Torvalds himself now
For many years, the standard desktop environment of Debian has been GNOME. However the next release of the Linux distribution will use Xfce as the default environment, but for a strange reason.