On January 3, Lars Torben Kremer announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the Snowlinux 4 final version.
Snowlinux 4 has been dubbed Glacier and it's based on Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (Wheezy). It also comes with Linux kernel 3.4, Mate 1.4, and LightDM.
Among other features, it includes popular software such as Firefox 17, Thunderbird 17, LibreOffice, Shotwell, and Pidgin, not to mention a lot of improved themes.
“It was built an own greeter for LightDM. There were introduced much new features like snowMenu, the Snowlinux menu and snowMount, the Snowlinux mount tool for drives.
“The Snowlinux-Metal-Theme was colored blue and the icon set was updated with the latest Faience icons. Snowlinux uses Pidgin now as default IM client. This release comes along Firefox 17 and Thunderbird 17, LibreOffice, Rhythmbox and Shotwell.
“Snowlinux 4 Glacier is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 "Wheezy" and uses Linux 3.5. MATE 1.4 is the default desktop environment and LightDM as new default login manager to replace GDM 3,” stated Lars Torben Kremer, developer of Snowlinux, in the official release announcement.
Highlights of Snowlinux 4:
• Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy 7.0;
• Linux 3.5;
• MATE 1.4;
• Snowlinux LightDM greeter;
• Snowlinux Plymouth theme;
• Improved Snowlinux-Metal-Theme;
• Improved Snowlinux-Metal-Icons;
• Firefox 17;
• Thunderbird 17;
• Snowlinux HD backgrounds;
• Updated software;
• Improved speed and response;
• System improvements.
According to the developer, Snowlinux 4 "Glacier" is supported until February 2016 and it is 100% compatible with Debian's Repository.
The system requirements are also posted in the official announcement and are quite low: an x86-CPU, 256 MB memory, 2 GB free disk space, a graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution, and CD-ROM drive or USB port.
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