Snowlinux 2 KDE Has Been Officially Released

Based on Debian 6 and powered by Linux kernel 2.6.32

Lars Torben Kremer proudly announced yesterday, June 20th, the immediate availability for download of the stable release of the Snowlinux 2 KDE Edition operating system.

Dubbed Ice, Snowlinux 2 KDE is based on the Debian 6 (Squeeze) operating system and it's powered by the LTS (Long Term Support) Linux kernel 2.6.32 and KDE Software Compilation 4.4.

This release is 100% compatible with Ubuntu's software repositories, and it is supported with security updated and patches until February 2014.

"Snowlinux 2 "Ice" KDE comes with the QT4 theme Fushigi-Plasma-Theme, the Icon set was set to Snowlinux-Metal-Theme-Icons and the system font is "Ubuntu" by default."

"Also present in this edition is an improved live-installer which detects country, offers keyboard variants and uses UUID in fstab." - was stated in the official announcement.

Click here to view the Snowlinux 2 KDE screenshot tour!

Highlights of Snowlinux 2 KDE Edition:

· Baseon on Debian 6;

· Linux kernel 2.6.32 (LTS);

· KDE SC 4.4;

· Better installer with support for UUID in fstab and keyboard variants);

· Chromium web browser;

· Icedove email client;

· Banshee music player;

· Shotwell image editor;

· Fushigi Plasma theme;

· Snowlinux KDM theme;

· Snowlinux KSplash theme;

· Snowlinux bootloader theme;

· Shotwell;

· Firewall;

· Apturl;

· OpenJDK 6 Java;

· Ubuntu font;

· New look and feel;

· Better software selection;

· Better response and speed;

· Support for contrib, non-free, and debian-multimedia software repositories;

· Updated packages and software;

· Lots of system improvements.

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Snowlinux 2 KDE - Image courtesy of Lars Torben Kremer

Recommended hardware requirements for Snowlinux 2 KDE:

· An x86 processor;

· At least 512 MB memory;

· At least 4 GB free disk space;

· A graphics card capable of 800x600 resolution;

· A CD-ROM drive or USB port.

Snowlinux 2 KDE Edition is distributed as Live CDs for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Download Snowlinux 2 KDE right now from Softpedia.

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