New server


Slow performance

Due to massive amount of users (we're really lucky with that) our servers are mostly totally overloaded. That means, main page, which is on the same server as the ISOs and so on, isn't reachable. The little server we're currently providing doesn't have enought power for providing a good service for all users. The main page can't be visited, the ISOs can't be downloaded and the Update Manager (Repository) can't be used if the server is down because of overloading. We're of knowledge that our users want to be up-to-date via Update Manager (Repository) and we can't offer this with this server. On releases we already tried to catch the traffic by blocking the availability to download other Snowlinux ISOs. This didn't helped much and we're knowing for the next release, that this didn't helped much, now.


New servers

This is the reason why we decided to arrange new servers to the Snowlinux server farm. We're of knowledge how much power the new server has to provide. But we're also of knowledge that this costs amount of money.



We need some machine which power looks like this:

100 GB hard disk

8 GB of memory

unlimited traffic



A server simliar to these details costs amount of 43 USD per month and 523 USD per year.



Until now we paid our server on our own.


It isn't possible for us to apply such an amount of money to pay the new server.


Contract term

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


What will happen

What will happen with these people who donated money? Surely the will announced here on the Snowlinux main page. At a summe of at least 5 USD they get the avaibility to announce their project here.


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

A donation would help a lot:



Snowlinux 2 "Cream" Cinnamon released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 2 "Cream" Cinnamon.



Snowlinux 2 Cinnamon                           Snowlinux 2 Gnome

Release notes for the press (for example on Distrowatch):

If you find bugs please post it in the blog entry or join our IRC channel: Live chat or #snowlinux. Snowlinux 2 "Cream" is based upon the LTS edition Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" and is supported for 5 years until April 2017. Because of the fact of LTS this edition is extremly stable and fast. Due drastic changes with Gnome 3 and Unity, Snowlinux is getting as always a traditional desktop like Gnome 2, the Gnome 3 fork Cinnamon and the Gnome 3 Fallback.

New features:

  • Linux kernel 3.2.0-24
  • Cinnamon 1.4-UP3
  • Gnome 3.4
  • Chromium-Browser 18
  • Thunderbird 13
  • Firefox 13
  • Cinnamon-Themes
  • Snowlinux-Metal-Theme
  • Snowlinux-Metal-Icons
  • universe, multiverse and Medibuntu repository
  • Terminal colors
  • Open as administrator
  • Open in terminal
  • Better software selection
  • Improved speed and response
  • New look and feel
  • System improvements


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 2 "Cream" is based upon Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. It comes with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 3.2 which were made available upstream and Cinnamon 1.4-UP3. It has installed chromium-browser, icedove, banshee and shotwell by default.


Life cycle:

Snowlinux 2 "Cream" is a LTS edition and supported until April 2017.


Compatibility with Ubuntu:

Snowlinux 2 "Cream" is 100 % compatible with Ubuntu's Repository.

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






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