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04 June 2013, 12:19

Snowlinux 4 arrives with frosty MATE and Cinnamon flavours

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Zoom The new Snowlinux Metal theme in Cinnamon
Source: Snowlinux

The developers of Snowlinux have announced the latest release the Ubuntu-based version of their Linux distribution. Snowlinux 4 "Frosty" is based on Ubuntu 13.04 and is available with both MATE and Cinnamon desktops. The latest release of the distribution introduces Cinnamon 1.8, which debuted in the recently released Linux Mint 15, with features such as a new screen locking application and a redesigned control centre. Users who prefer the MATE environment can take advantage of the latest version of this desktop, MATE 1.6 from April.

Aside from the features inherited from Cinnamon 1.8 and MATE 1.6, Snowlinux 4 also introduces a new theme called "Snowlinux Metal" and ships with Firefox 21. More information about the release is available in the release notes. Snowlinux 4 can be downloaded from the project's servers as ISO images for 32- and 64-bit systems.

The Debian-based edition of Snowlinux 4, code-named "Glacier", was released in January and is also available with Xfce and the Enlightenment E17 desktops. The Xfce image is the only one that fits on a CD, all other desktop environments are presented as DVD downloads. The Debian-based Snowlinux is available from the project's download page.



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