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Snowlinux Cold 1
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Description: "Snowlinux is a set of Linux distributions based on Debian's latest stable release and featuring four different desktop environments - Gnome, KDE, LXDE, and Xfce. It aims to be user-friendly, incorporating many useful tweaks and carefully selected software applications."
Keywords: Debian-based kernel-2.6.32 Gnome KDE LXDE Xfce


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Old 01-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
DavidMcCann
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 4

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This review is based on the LXDE version.

This had very little software on the disk: Chromium, Icedove, Shotwell, Banshee, and Lxmusic. There was no office software, no graphics editor, not even a pdf viewer. Banshee was broken. Like most LXDE distros (except WattOS) it was light on configuration tools. The only way to add software was at the command line.

Perhaps Snowlinux may be better with Xfce or KDE, but in view of the problems in this and the Ubuntu-based Gnome one, it didn't seem worth trying them.

It's dificult to see any reason for using this: if you like LXDE, get WattOS; if you want a very light distro based on Debian, get AntiX.
 




  



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