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Snowlinux 4 "Frosty" released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 4 "Frosty".



MATE edition                                          Cinnamon edition


Snowlinux 4 "Frosty" is the latest release based upon Ubuntu 13.04. MATE 1.6, the default desktop environment, and Cinnamon 1.8 and run perfectly. While MATE 1.6 was mostly improved technically, Cinnamon 1.8 was improved with an unified control center and an own screensaver. Snowlinux 4 "Frosty" uses the latest technologies and has an updated package base.


New features:

  • Linux kernel 3.8
  • MATE 1.6
  • Cinnamon 1.8
  • Snowlinux-Metal-Theme
  • LightDM
  • Snowlinux LightDM Theme
  • Nemo 1.8
  • Caja 1.6
  • Firefox 21.0.0
  • Thunderbird 17.0.5
  • Cinnamon-Control-Center
  • Cinnamon-Screensaver
  • Snowlinux Full HD backgrounds

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Snowlinux 4 "Frosty"“.

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release.


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 4 "Frosty" is based upon Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail". It comes along with the Linux kernel 3.8 which were made available upstream and MATE 1.6 and Cinnamon 1.8. It has installed firefox, thunderbird, pidgin, rhyhtmbox and shotwell by default.


Life cycle:

Snowlinux 4 "Frosty" is supported until January 2014.


Compatibility with Ubuntu:

Snowlinux 4 "Frosty" is 100 % upstream compatible.


System requirements:

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



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64-bit: 937f1a99cfd7914da59369d7321880b7

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

Comments (12)
No WPA Options on WiFi
12Monday, 18 November 2013 14:17
Jeannie McGeehan
I was attempting to install Cinnamon-x64 however there is no way to enter the WPA password for my WiFi. I don't know what component is missing in order to be able to access all WiFi options to properly connect, however without this working I am unable to install. I tried "Cream" and it's working in the LTS version so don't know what happened between then and now.
Mount Points
11Thursday, 15 August 2013 02:17
I'm really interested in trying this but during install I'm not able to pick a two mounts points. I have my home folder on another hard drive. Other distros let me pick a root mount point as wells as a home mount point during the install but this distro doesn't give me the option.
Instead of Linux Mint 15?
10Tuesday, 25 June 2013 20:50
BECAUSE OF UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER... enough said... at least for me
Very nice..
9Tuesday, 11 June 2013 15:20
This distro looks really professional, nice and genuine i'll give it a try right now
superb on Asus 1101ha
8Tuesday, 11 June 2013 06:07
Installing a linux on a netbook with poulsbo has long been a pain. But here comes Frosty! A 1GB usb stick wouldn't work; with 4GB and 1000 MB user space on it to allow for updates etc.
btw... why not have full touchpad action from the start as a default? including mouse clics...
Great job guys. Next comment will be after full install
A great success
7Thursday, 06 June 2013 10:39
A great success for everyone. Absolutely great!
Doesnt ask for the password (wireless)
6Thursday, 06 June 2013 02:47
And doesnt connect...
I had the same issue
Monday, 18 November 2013 14:19
Jeannie McGeehan
I'm hoping this will be resolved when "5" comes out.
Very Fast
5Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:53
I instaled in my notebook (dualcore + 2gb + intel-video-card) and works very fast!
Great Great Great !
4Wednesday, 05 June 2013 07:14
Great Great Great ! Great speed, works out of the box !
Best Snowlinux Ubuntu edition
3Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:19
Works better than ever...WLAN detected, even Bluetooth works. Neither did in Mint 15.
It works perfectly!!!!
2Tuesday, 04 June 2013 13:08
I can install it succesfully on my Laptop, never could install linux mint 13, 14 due to a bug with intel chipset. I couldn't boot to the desktop it went black. So for me that's a reason to install snowlinux over linux mint. I do miss the snowlinux menu in this frosty version though, Any news when the snow menu will be ported to the frosty release?
What's the difference to Mint 15?
1Tuesday, 04 June 2013 10:33
Why should we use this instead of Linux Mint 15?

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