Snowlinux 4 "Glacier" RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 4 "Glacier".



Snowlinux 4 "Glacier"


Snowlinux 4 "Glacier" is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 "Wheezy" and uses Linux 3.5. MATE 1.4 is the default desktop environment and LightDM as new default login manager to replace GDM 3. It was built an own greeter for LightDM. There were introduced much new features like snowMenu, the Snowlinux menu and snowMount, the Snowlinux mount tool for drives. The Snowlinux-Metal-Theme was colored blue and the icon set was updated with the latest Faience icons. Snowlinux uses Pidgin now as default IM client. This release comes along Firefox 17 and Thunderbird 17, LibreOffice, Rhythmbox and Shotwell.


New features:

  • Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy 7.0
  • Linux 3.5
  • MATE 1.4
  • LightDM
  • Snowlinux LightDM greeter
  • Snowlinux Plymouth theme
  • Improved Snowlinux-Metal-Theme
  • Improved Snowlinux-Metal-Icons
  • SnowMenu
  • SnowMount
  • Firefox 17
  • Thunderbird 17
  • Snowlinux HD backgrounds
  • Updated software
  • Improved speed and response
  • System improvements


For a complete overview of the new features, visit: “What's new in Snowlinux 4 "Glacier"“.

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


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 4 "Glacier" is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 "Wheezy" Stable. It comes along with the Linux kernel 3.5 and MATE 1.4. It has installed Firefox 17, Thunderbird 17, Libreoffice, Rhythmbox and Shotwell by default.


Life cycle:

Snowlinux 4 "Glacier" is supported until February 2016.


Compatibility with Debian:

Snowlinux 4 "Glacier" 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: 66f714ca1419222830ce9fb3b397662e

64-bit: 1396122025ba272d17b4acc75fd57d03






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

Snowlinux 3.1 E17: New E17 Zero in the official repository

E17 Zero, which was released this week, is in our official Snowlinux repository now. Please update your system. You can download Snowlinux 3.1 E17 here. E17 on its way to become a fast and stable desktop environment.

Snowlinux 3.1 E17

News: Snowlinux 4

Snowlinux 4 is called "Glacier". The name's origin is Frensh and Latin and it means a large persistent body of ice that forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation over centuries.


Snowlinux 4 "Glacier" will be based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" and will have the following desktop environments:

MATE 1.4.2 (main)

Cinnamon 1.6.7

XFCE 4.8



Snowlinux 4 "Glacier" will be released in January 2013.