Clement Lefebvre has announced the first beta release of Linux Mint 4.0, Xfce edition: "This is the first beta release of Linux Mint 4.0 Xfce CE, code name Daryna, based on Celena Xfce CE and compatible with Ubuntu Gutsy and its repositories. Daryna is using Gutsy's package base (kernel 2.6.22, Xfce 4.4.1, OpenOffice.org 2.3, Thunderbird 2.0, Sunbird 0.7, etc). What's new in Daryna? With mintUpdate you can now get automatic updates without compromising the stability of your system. A new frontend to mintInstall now allows you to search the portal directly from your desktop. mintDesktop got major improvements in terms of usability and now has an extra feature which lets you restore the default artwork coming with Linux Mint. Compiz Fusion.