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Snowlinux 2
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1 8430 04-24-2012
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0



Description: "The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 2 'Ice'. Due drastic changes with GNOME 3 and Unity, Snowlinux 2 'Ice' is keeping GNOME 2. It comes with a GTK+ theme and icon set called Snowlinux Metal and the system font is 'Ubuntu' by default. Also present in this version is an improved live installer which detects country, offers keyboard variants and uses UUID in fstab. It has a firewall called gufw. Apturl was ported from Ubuntu to Debian and it was made functional. To improve the difference between user and root terminal, terminal colors were introduced. To be more out-of-the-box OpenJDK 6 Java was made available in the default installation."
Keywords: Debian-based GNOME-2 Snowlinux-Metal gufw


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Old 04-24-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
DavidMcCann
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: A quick and simple way to get Debian Stable
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This version of Snow Linux is really just a respin: after you use the live CD to install, the result is Debian Stable.

The differences to using Debian are
1. a live CD instead of an installation DVD
2. the installer is simpler
3. a firewall is installed, although not activated
4. Synaptic and Software Centre are configured to use all the available Debian repositories, where Debian is configured to use the DVD set.

It's a small CD, with just internet and media software installed by default: Chromium, Icedove mail, Empathy, Transmission, Totem, Rhythmbox, and Shotwell. Codecs and Gnash (the free clone of Flash) are installed. Firmware and drivers for various hardware can be installed from the Debian repositories.

As one would expect with Debian Stable, all worked well. Both the installer and the finished installation would (just about) run in 256MB.
 




  



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