Snowlinux is a set of Linux distributions based on Debian's latest stable release and four different desktop environments.

It aims to be user-friendly, incorporating many useful tweaks and carefully selected software applications to improve the work environment without losing the stability and performance of Debian.

Linux is getting more popularity and should be as easy as Microsoft Windows.

We also develop a second, separate Linux distribution which is a Ubuntu-based edition featuring the Gnome Shell and MATE (a fork of Gnome 2) desktop.

New server

Slow performance

Due to this massive amount of users (we are really lucky with that) our servers are mostly totally overloaded. That means, the main page, which is on the same server as the ISOs and so on is not available. The little server we're currently providing doesn't have enought power for providing a good service for all users. The main page can not be visited, the ISOs can not be downloaded and the Update Manager (Repository) can not be used anymore if the server is overloaded. We are aware our users want to be up-to-date via the Update Manager and we can not offer this with this server. While the last releases we already tried to catch the traffic by blocking the availability to download other Snowlinux ISOs. And we know it will not help while the upcoming releases.


New servers

This is the reason why we decided to arrange a new server. We are aware how much power the new server has to provide, but we also know how expensive it will be.



We need a machine with the following hardware:

100 GB hard disk

8 GB of memory

unlimited traffic



A server with these requirements cause an amount of 43 USD per month and 523 USD per year.


Contract term

It only makes sense to be able to pay the server 1 year in advance.


What will happen

What will happen with these people who donated money? The donors will be announced here.


Please help us to pay the new server for one year.

Snowlinux 3 E17 Beta released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" E17 Beta.


Snowlinux 3 Crystal "E17" SnowOSX Snowlinux 3 Crystal "E17" Classic Snowlinux 3 Crystal "E17"  Gnome 2


RAM usage


Today is a very important day for Snowlinux. It is getting a new project with the E17 desktop environment. We are proud that have been able to create this project with our partners from Many thanks to Leszek Lesner for the team work.

New features:

  • DuckDuckGo
  • Desktop profiles (SnowOSX, Snowlinux Classic, Snowlinux Gnome 2)
  • E17 (75828)
  • Live-Installer
  • Snowlinux LightDM theme
  • LightDM
  • Snowlinux Plymouth
  • Neptune E17 Theme
  • Neptune Faenza Icons
  • Terminal colors
  • Black terminal background
  • Linux-Firmware-Nonfree
  • Linux kernel 3.5
  • Firefox 14.1
  • Thunderbird 14
  • Abiword
  • Shotwell
  • Audacious
  • Gnome-mplayer
  • 7Zip
  • RAR
  • Updated software
  • Improved speed and response
  • System improvements


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" E17 is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 "Wheezy". It comes with the Linux kernel 3.5 and E17. It has installed Firefox 14.1, Thunderbird 14, Abiword, Shotwell, Audacious and Gnome-MPlayer by default.


Life cycle:

Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" E17 is supported until February 2016.


Compatibility with Debian:

Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" E17 is 100 % compatible with Debian's Repository.


System requirements:

  • x86-CPU
  • 128 MB memory
  • 2 GB free disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD-ROM drive or USB port



32-bit: 72392476d0bee985c529826c5aa594f0


32-bit (active)

32-bit (overloaded)


We are looking forward to your comment on this Beta. Thank you for using Snowlinux and enjoy this new Beta.