Xubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine released with Xfce 4.14, see screenshots
The Xubuntu project has unveiled Xubuntu 19.10, the latest stable release from the project. The main highlight of this release is Xfce 4.14, a stable release of projects flagship desktop environment.
Xfce 4.14 is empowered with Gtk 3.x and other modern technologies and continues to provide a solid user experience. This release of Xfce is a result of 4.5 years of development effort.
As usual conventions of Ubuntu life span, Xubuntu Eoan Ermine will be having a lifetime of 9 months. This is a very short period for people who are looking for a long term stable system. For such users, it is better to use Xubuntu 18.04 LTS release.
What is different in Xubuntu 19.10?
The main highlights of Xubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine are summarized below.
- Xfce 4.14 - It comes with Gtk 3.x compatibility, better HiDPI screen support and more. Read Xfce 4.14 release news to understand more on this
- The long-standing Xfce screensaver has been replaced with Light Locker. Light Locker is a result of years of development effort by GNOME and MATE communities. It works well with Xfce Desktop also.
- Included additional desktop shortcuts to make it familiar for people migrating from other desktops.
- From the Ubuntu Eoan roots, Xubuntu brings support for installing on ZFS file system. This is still an experimental feature. So should be used with caution.
For further details, read the Xubuntu 19.10 release announcement.
Xubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine screenshots
01.0 Xubuntu Eoan Desktop01.1 About Xfce 4.1402 Whisker Menu03 Thunar File Manager04 Terminal Emulator05 Firefox Browser06 Busy Desktop07 Alt and tab window switching08 Parole Media Player09 Ristretto Image Viewer10 GIMP Splash Screen11 Working with GIMP12 LibreOffice Impress 6.313 Sudoku Puzzle Game14 Task Manager on idle state15 Resource usage with top16 System Settings17 Appearance Settings18 Background Selection19 GNOME Software20 GNOME Software Installed applications21 Calendar Widget22 Battery and brightness widget23 Shutdown confirmation