Snowlinux 2 "Ice" KDE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 2 "Ice" KDE.


Snowlinux 2 KDE

Snowlinux 2 "Ice" KDE comes with the QT4 theme Fushigi-Plasma-Theme, the Icon set was set to Snowlinux-Metal-Theme-Icons and the system font is "Ubuntu" by default. Also present in this edition is an improved live-installer which detects country, offers keyboard variants and uses UUID in fstab. It has installed 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 the terminal colors were introduced. To be more out-of-the-box OpenJDK 6 Java has been made availble in the default installation. Snowlinux 2 "Ice" KDE comes with chromium-browser, icedove, banshee, shotwell.

New features:

  • Improved installer (keyboard variants, UUID in fstab)
  • contrib, non-free, debian-multimedia repository
  • Fushigi-Plasma-Theme
  • Snowlinux KDM theme
  • Snowlinux KSplash theme
  • Snowlinux bootloader theme
  • Firewall
  • Apturl
  • Terminal colors
  • OpenJDK 6 Java
  • Ubuntu-Font
  • Updated software and packages
  • Better software selection
  • Improved speed and response
  • New look and feel
  • System improvement


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 2 "Ice" is based upon Debian 6 "Squeeze". It comes with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 2.6.32 and KDE 4.4 which were made available upstream. It has installed chromium-browser, icedove, banshee and shotwell by default.


Life cycle:

Snowlinux 2 "Ice" is supported until February 2014.


Compatibility with Ubuntu:

Snowlinux 2 "Ice" 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




32-bit / 64-bit

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