Snowlinux 4 E17

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Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" XFCE released!

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


Snowlinux 2 XFCE

Snowlinux 3 XFCE


Due drastic changes with Gnome 3 and Unity, XFCE is growing more and more up. XFCE is quite similar to the most popular Desktop environment Gnome 2 and offers an alternative for all former Gnome 2 users. This is one of the reason why Snowlinux XFCE got so much new features and improvements. It should not lack some features and functions which are available in the main edition. We are trying to let XFCE act like Gnome 2 and to offer an alternative for all former Gnome 2 users.


New features:

  • DuckDuckGo
  • Firefox 14.1
  • Thunderbird 14
  • XFCE 4.8
  • Linux kernel 3.2 (more up-to-date kernel to support more hardware out-of-the-box)
  • Linux-Firmware-Nonfree (to support more hardware out-of-the-box)
  • Black terminal background
  • Updated software and packages
  • Better software selection
  • Improved speed and response
  • New look and feel
  • System improvements


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 "Squeeze" Stable. It comes with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 3.2 and XFCE 4.8 which were made available upstream. It has installed firefox, thunderbird, 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: 89b294e306e99bfcebbc3d886937e188

64-bit: 75434e6a1891e64e0d1cccd2be08c742






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

Comments (8)
I can't update initramfs
8Sunday, 11 November 2012 08:34
I downloaded 32 bit version and the installation was ok, everything ok. When I installed plymouth, and did the update of initramfs , this was the answer :

pp@pp:~$ sudo update-initramfs -u
[sudo] password for pp:
/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 does not exist. Cannot update.

???? °_°
7Friday, 21 September 2012 13:21
please advise login (name and passwd) to boot in graphical on live
sounds good
6Thursday, 23 August 2012 23:35
Sounds really good, downloading now...

Hope you can afford a mate version as well, not ubuntu-based please :) stick with debian
So hard to get....
5Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:34
I've been trying to get these iso's for days now (either xfce or gnome). I am not alowed to use ftp and to do it otherwise it takes wget or something like that. I finally got an iso, but the MD5 didn't match the website or the mirror.

Maybe you could make a torrent available or allow ftp transfers...

Thanks anyway, good luck with your project.
bug report ;-)
4Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:13
"Graphics card cap18c8035e2ae2caa541f9db47fa8967d7able of 800×600 resolution"

Little bug in description :)
3Monday, 20 August 2012 23:32
I downloaded the 32-bit version and installed it on my backup machine. Note: my downloaded iso's md5sum did not match the sequence on your website, but it did match the md5sum from the mirror site. It installed OK, and the only inconvenience was libreoffice wouldn't install via the OS install apps. But I downloaded the latest version from Libreoffice and it installed and worked fine. So I proceeded to download and install the 64-bit version on my main computer. Again the md5sum matched the mirror's sequence. Installation proceeded smoothly and quickly UNTIL about 40% through the "Writing filesystem mount information" section whereupon installation ceased permanently. Exactly the same thing occurred when I tried a second time. I like your system, and supply this feedback hoping it will be useful.
2Monday, 20 August 2012 05:29
Sounds like a perfect distro. I am downloading it now and if it is as good as I think it might be, I will love it.

Gnome 3? no.
KDE 4? no.
xfce? YES!

I'll be downloading the 64-bit version later(for my laptop).

Best wishes
why not xfce 4.10?
1Monday, 20 August 2012 04:37
4.8 is old

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