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Snowlinux 2 "Cream" MATE released!

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


Snowlinux 2 MATE


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 2 fork MATE.


New features:

  • MATE
  • Linux kernel 3.2
  • Chromium 18
  • Firefox 12
  • Thunderbird 12.0.1
  • Snowlinux-Metal-Theme
  • Snowlinux-Metal-Icons
  • Open as administrator
  • Open in terminal
  • Delete permanently
  • Terminal colors
  • universe, multiverse and Medibuntu repository
  • Better software selection
  • Improved speed and response
  • New look and feel
  • System improvements



Snowlinux 2 "Cream" is based upon Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin". It comes along with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 3.2 which was made available upstream and MATE 1.2 which was made available by us. 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



32-bit: 8a3f7b428b6446dce12d4a73241c7b52

64-bit: ac0d9c66567e28aa3465bcee084a2865



32-bit (outdated, please use instead Snowlinux 3 "White")

64-bit (outdated, please use instead Snowlinux 3 "White")


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

Comments (11)
11Friday, 17 January 2014 21:11
I see I'm not the only one who wants to use the LTS version. Why the redirect?! Although, from using the Precise-based LinuxMint 13 "Maya", its worth noting that I'd previously somehow thought that Precise expired this year as well (it's written on my Mint 13 LiveCD!) I wouldn't have written that unless I saw it somewhere...clearly a mix-up I'm not alone in.
Hello and Thank you very much
10Wednesday, 15 January 2014 14:35
Mehmet Güleç
9Tuesday, 29 October 2013 05:26
Where can I find the download links for Cream? It is supported until april 2017, whereas White is only supported until april 2014.
RE: Snowlinux Mate 64-bit
8Thursday, 04 October 2012 10:22


Snowlinux Mate 64-bit
7Monday, 01 October 2012 09:07
Trying to download Snowlinux 2 Cream Mate 64-bit I get a 22,6 MB file!
The snowlinux site is being blocked for phishing
6Wednesday, 26 September 2012 17:50
Steven Davies-Morris
FYI. Reported as non-accessible by several posters on the ubuntu technical list. Apparently being blocked by OpenDNS and some other DNS services. It worked for me, but I have uVerse in California.
32-bit ETA?
5Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:47
Is there an ETA on when 32-bit will be available?
4Thursday, 13 September 2012 09:35
When will it be available in the 32 bit version?
Spyware in Ubuntu
3Monday, 20 August 2012 20:36
Does SnowLinux Mate caries the spyware LIBZEITGEIST from Ubuntu? Is it installed as a dependancy for Totem main plugins? Is it installed by default?
Snowlinux 2 "Mate" 32-Bit
2Monday, 20 August 2012 00:01
I want to download Snowlinux 2 "Mate" 32-Bit but the link is not available because the OS has to be repackaged. Is there an estimated time when it would be available for download? Thanks.
Snowlinux 2 Cream
1Tuesday, 03 July 2012 03:55
I have been using Debian 6.0 and Ubuntu 10.04 for my main system for a long time. I felt boxed in since they both use Gnome 2. I refuse to migrate to Gnome 3 and feel the release of the Mate 1.2 Desktop is a very good thing. Mate is very stable and coupled with the latest Ubuntu 12.04 release this is an excellent package. I now have it configured and running as my primary distribution. Mate is easy to configure and I can see little difference from the real Gnome 2.X.

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