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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:

  • Cinnamon
  • Gnome
  • 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 Linux Ubuntu 12.04 Stable. It comes with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 3.2 which were made available upstream and MATE 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


32-bit: 65e8facd9f257230dc2eea3c8bdaa700

64-bit: dbf780b40317cdc3f50c7e53530feacb



32-bit (outdated, please use instead Snowlinux 3 "White")

64-bit (outdated, please use instead Snowlinux 3 "White")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 (4)
Lack of server capacity
4Tuesday, 12 June 2012 13:36
Why not a torrent like most distros?
3Wednesday, 06 June 2012 15:13
Downloaded 64-bit and burned to DVD (wouldn't you know that it's just large enough that it won't fit on a CD?), tried booting the DVD and locks up. CTRL-ALT-DEL works to escape, but I didn't ever get anywhere near using the system. Not interested in anything that requires me to use compatibility mode.
2Wednesday, 06 June 2012 06:39
Name and "Artwork" have nothing to do with anything. What you should be looking for is whether it's a good, functional OS.
This is almost exactly what I've been looking for, for quite a while.
I would have liked to see it a little slimmer, but it still does what I need it to, and I can cut out what I don't want.

Appearance? That can be changed.
Name? Although I think it's extremely similar to "Snow Leopard", which implies it's a clone of Snow Leopard, appearance and functionality-wise.
It is not, however. And regardless of what the name implies, it's still a very good OS. That's the important thing.

I haven't tested the release over the release candidate. but I imagine it will work just as well.

I really hope the development team makes a slim version though.
What I generally try to do is set up Ubuntu Minimal, and install MATE that way, then install what I need from there. But I always end up with -some- form of glitch, regardless of how I do it.
So this saves me the effort, but again, it comes with a lot of software for my taste.
1Tuesday, 05 June 2012 07:57
will snow linux work with wubi?

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