Snowlinux KDE 2 RC Now Available for Testing

Based on Debian Squeez and powered by Linux kernel 2.6.32

  Snowlinux 2 KDE RC
Lars Torben Kremer has announced this weekend, June 16th, the immediate availability for download and testing of the Release Candidate of the Snowlinux 2 KDE edition operating system.

Lars Torben Kremer has announced this weekend, June 16th, the immediate availability for download and testing of the Release Candidate of the Snowlinux 2 KDE edition operating system.

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

Snowlinux 2 KDE RC comes with the Chromium web browser, Icedove emai client, Banshee music player and Shotwell image viewer. It is 100% compatible with the Ubuntu software repositories.

"Snowlinux 2 "Ice" is based upon Debian 6 "Squeeze". It comes with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 2.6.32 and KDE 4.4 which were made available upstream."

"It has installed chromium-browser, icedove, banshee and shotwell by default," the official release announcement stated.

Highlights of Snowlinux 2 KDE RC Edition:

· Baseon on Debian 6;

· Linux kernel 2.6.32 (LTS);

· Chromium 18;

· Updated packages;

· Icedove;

· Banshee;

· Shotwell;

· Firewall;

· Apturl;

· OpenJDK 6 Java;

· Ubuntu font;

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

· New look and feel;

· Fushigi-Plasma-Theme theme;

· Snowlinux KDM theme;

· Snowlinux KSplash theme;

· Snowlinux bootloader theme

· Better software selection;

· Better response and speed;

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

· Added terminal colors;

· Added delete permanently function;

· Added Open in Terminal function;

· Added Open as Administrator function;

· Lots of system improvements.

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Snowlinux 2 KDE RC - Image courtesy of Lars Torben Kremer

The developer of the Snowlinux operating system recommends the following system requirements in order to install this KDE edition on your machine:

· 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. The distribution will be supported for five years, until February 2014.

Download Snowlinux 2 KDE RC right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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