Snowlinux 4 E17

Snowlinux 4 with the E17 desktop  ...


Snowlinux 4 XFCE

Snowlinux 4 with the XFCE desktop  ...


Snowlinux 4 Glacier

Snowlinux 4 with the MATE desktop  ...



Snowlinux 3.1 GNOME 2 & XFCE 4.8 & E17 released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 3.1 "Crystal" released.


                                    GNOME 2                                      XFCE 4.8                                E17                             


Snowlinux 3.1 is a bug fix release for GNOME, XFCE and E17. It solves many bugs and it also brings many features to the users. CTRL_ALT_Backspace restarts the x-server if it has hung up. Click on tap was activated and lots of bugs were solved.


New features (GNOME)

  • Gnome 2
  • XFCE 4.8
  • E17 (78753)
  • Snowlinux Plymouth Theme
  • CTRL_ALT_Backspace
  • Click on tap
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Snowlinux-Metal-Theme (GTK 3 support)
  • Snowlinux Full HD backgrounds
  • Linux kernel 3.2
  • Firefox 14.1
  • Thunderbird 14
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Updated software
  • Improved speed and response
  • System improvements


For a complete overview of the new features, visit: “What's new in Snowlinux 3 "Crystal"“ / “What's new in Snowlinux 3 XFCE“ / “What's new in Snowlinux 3 E17“.


Make sure to read the “Release Notes” / “Release Notes (XFCE)” / “Release Notes (E17)” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release.


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 3.1 Crystal is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze" Stable. It comes with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 3.2 and Gnome 2. It has installed Firefox 14.1, Thunderbird 14, LibreOffice 3.5.4, Rhythmbox and Shotwell by default.

Snowlinux 3.1 XFCE is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze" Stable. It comes with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 3.2 and XFCE 4.8. It has installed Firefox 14.1, Thunderbird 14, LibreOffice 3.5.4, Rhythmbox and Shotwell by default.

Snowlinux 3.1 E17 is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 "Wheezy" Stable. It comes with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 3.2 and E17. It has installed Firefox 14.1, Thunderbird 14, Abiword 2.6.2, Audacious, and Shotwell by default.


Life cycle:

Snowlinux 3.1 "Crystal" is supported until Februar 2014.


Compatibility with Debian:

Snowlinux 3.1 "Crystal" is 100 % compatible with Debian's Repository.


System requirements:

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




32-bit: 4a3e8257ab55f3245291d71bdfd19cd2

64-bit: 8453d32c9f82dbba43be7dd548506940


32-bit: 89b294e306e99bfcebbc3d886937e188

64-bit: 75434e6a1891e64e0d1cccd2be08c742


32-bit: 7a2cfa7c70f155130758cf7b62cf6337

64-bit: 47c683f50226c21abb318095d497b764



outdated, please use Snowlinux 4 "Glacier" instead


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

Comments (13)
E17 iso Please
13Tuesday, 01 January 2013 03:12
@Lars: Can you please remove 10MB from the E17 32-bit iso so it can fit on a CD? The USB install does not work. Bodhi Linux keeps their iso’s small and then you can add later what you want. This is a good idea.
12Friday, 21 December 2012 21:17
705mb....... too large for a cd.
Monitor does not work properly
11Sunday, 09 December 2012 21:59
I installed Snowlinux 3 - the gnome 2 version. My monitor is a Samsung - standard kind of thing.

When I tried to change the resolution from the basic 1920 x 1080 to something I can actually see: 1280 x 800, I found out that Snowlinux has only the 1920 x 1080 resolution available.

It also said it could not detect my monitor, though the screen looked ok, just that everything was too small for me to see it comfortably.

Any suggestions?

Edit by Lars: You need to install proprietary graphic drivers. Which graphic card do you have?
deb-multimedia, flash player and proprietary videocard drivers
10Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:25
Is repo deb-multimedia installed? Is Flash Player installed? Are drivers for the videocard automatically installed?

Edit by Lars: Yes, no and no.
3.1 Crystal
9Monday, 19 November 2012 12:41
Just to say - what a simple and fast Gnome 2.3 distro happily running on my eight years old Athlon 64 - congratulations!

The other fast distro is Solus OS - also based on Debian.

Edit by Lars: Thank you for your praise.
mouse right click problem
8Tuesday, 06 November 2012 13:55
Thank you for this beautiful distro. Only one thing : if you use the default style, right click mouse does,t work when you choose a folder (it's too fast: open and disappeare istantly). You have to change style (menù-settings-appareance) and everythings come back ok.
Sorry for my not good english ! :-)

See you on Snowlinux e17 comments *_°
7Saturday, 13 October 2012 13:09
Hello all,

thank you for you nice feedback.

Corrected the MD5SUMS.

md5 32bit Gnome
6Saturday, 13 October 2012 12:45
MD5 doesn't match.
vs stated

Edit by Lars: Corrected.
Xfce - 32b
5Friday, 12 October 2012 05:38
MD5 checks OK, Burned with Brasero which does checksum also. But...
Failed to continue loading after grub splash.
Same result on 2 different burns and 2 different CD drives.
Equip':Dumb old P4, 2GB with fresh Xubuntu and Proteus installs.
-- The ball is in your court --

Edit by Lars: Please start via compatiblity mode.
Where the inovations?
4Friday, 12 October 2012 04:48
Some say: Instead of Ubuntu, it is better to use Debian. Perhaps these are korreckt. But perhaps it is better to use Trisquell or Wheezy, and Gnome2 to replace MATE. Perhaps it may be better to use torrent, and attention to quality. Perhaps it is also better to have a few nonfree's like 'oracle-jre7u7' or 'adobe-flash 11.x' in the own sources.

And maybe, just maybe, it is better to leave it at the last update of Debian squeeze.
Webpage & download
3Friday, 12 October 2012 04:06
Under heading 'Upstream information:'
-description for gnome
-description for XFCE
-description for gnome & XFCE again *that should be e17 instead*

e17 32-bit download would complete straight away at 0 bytes, but gnome is downloading normally under same ancient version of firefox in xp
-will try newer version of browser, or from a linux OS:)

Edit by Lars: The E17 edition was deactivated for the moment.
Glad to have a try
2Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:57

Edit by Lars: Thank you.
Snowlinux 3.1 e17 .iso
1Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:24
Tried downloading the 32bit .iso twice. once from here and once from Softpedia. Both times the md5 sum was incorrect. The 64bit .iso seems fine.

Edit by Lars: Corrected.

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