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Also recently released was Update Pack 6 for Linux Mint Debian Edition, shown above with the MATE desktop. This branch of the Mint distribution is derived directly from Debian GNU/Linux, rather than Ubuntu.
This screenshot was taken on an HP Pavilion dm1-3105ez (AMD E-350 CPU, 1366x768 display). With this latest Update Pack, LMDE is running Linux kernel 3.2.0 and MATE 1.4.0. It is somewhat the opposite of the lightweight Xfce distribution, as it has a very large selection of applications and utilities included.
It includes both Firefox and Thunderbird; for multimedia it has Banshee, VLC Media Player, Totem and the Gnome Mplayer. It has gThumb for photo display and management, and the ImageMagick tools for manipulating and converting image files. Oh, and of course it has LibreOffice and a PDF Document Viewer.