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Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" RC.


Snowlinux 2 Ice

Snowlinux 3 Crystal


Due drastic changes with Gnome 3 and Unity, Snowlinux is keeping Gnome 2. The new LTS (long term support) Linux kernel was integrated. Snowlinux uses DuckDuckgo as default search engine. The Snowlinux-Metal-Theme was made GTK 3 compatible. Dropbox integration for nautilus and the possibility for sharing files with nautilus was done. Also Firefox, Thunderbird and LibreOffice are available in this release. Also firmware-linux-nonfree was integrated to support more hardware out-of-the-box.

New features:

  • DuckDuckGo
  • Snowlinux-Metal-Theme (GTK 3 support)
  • Snowlinux Full HD backgrounds
  • Black terminal background
  • Linux-Firmware-Nonfree
  • Nautilus-Dropbox
  • Nautilus-Share
  • Linux kernel 3.2
  • Firefox 14.1
  • Thunderbird 14
  • LibreOffice 3.4.6
  • Updated software
  • Improved speed and response
  • System improvements

For a complete overview of the new features, visit: “What's new in Snowlinux 3“.

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


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze" Stable. It comes with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 3.2.0 and Gnome 2.32 which were made available upstream. It has installed Firefox 14.1, Thunderbird 14, Libreoffice 4.3.4, Rhythmbox and Shotwell by default.


Life cycle:

Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" is supported until Februar 2014.


Compatibility with Debian:

Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" is 100 % compatible with Debian's Repository.


System requirements:

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



32-bit: 80fbd71d3fcb4e61a81f6d1f1262675b

64-bit: 03c3b23d877dbd46b9960dac31d1bdb9






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

Comments (7)
need wifi support
7Tuesday, 16 October 2012 06:54

I have a Toshiba R835-56x someone help!


Edit by Lars: Hi, please install firmware-realtek.

Grub boot screen
6Monday, 13 August 2012 22:57
Garry Balis
grub splash screen is white background with light blue letters.. Unreadable for my old eyes.. how can I change it for more contrast? thanks, great job so far. Just installed it today.. will let ya know.. almost forgot, most of the lettering in software center is in German, I believe, need English in there guys, American English would help over here in the US thanks again
Snow linux crystal 32 bit
5Friday, 10 August 2012 22:59
Wireless will not work. iwconfig shows the interfaces. I've also tried connecting 2 different ralink devices that are well supported by linux. Each are shown in network manager but no go. rfkill unblock all does not help and ifconfig wlan0 up comes back with an error. I would love to use this release but without internet ...
SnowLinux 3 64bit "Crystal"
4Friday, 10 August 2012 15:15
I loaded the Live DVD. And was very pleased. It booted quickly and function properly and responsive. Apart from some problems in Internet configuration (that are usual on GNU/LinUX -morover if from a live-cd) things went flawlessly.

So, I tried to install it. Wow, things went easily -almost as in SUSE 10.1-.
I must stress that the hard disk was pre-partinioned!

So, why aborted installation?
Because it has not an installable WINE. And, for me, it is a suffering to install it post LinUX install.

Dears, the team has made a good job; and this release is a fine product.
wifi support
3Thursday, 09 August 2012 18:36
I don't find a way to connect via wifi
how do I fix that?
thanks, peter
Screen resolution
2Thursday, 09 August 2012 10:20
How can I obtain 1360x768 screen resolution at the booting moment?
wrong/messed up md5 checksum
1Wednesday, 08 August 2012 20:55
Could it be that the correct md5 for

64 bit: snowlinux-3-crystal-amd64-rc.iso
is: 03c3b23d877dbd46b9960dac31d1bdb9

which is mentioned for the 32 bit.
(I didn't download the 32 bit to double-check)

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