Snowlinux is a set of Linux distributions based on Debian's latest stable release and four different desktop environments.

It aims to be user-friendly, incorporating many useful tweaks and carefully selected software applications to improve the work environment without losing the stability and performance of Debian.

Linux is getting more popularity and should be as easy as Microsoft Windows.

We also develop a second, separate Linux distribution which is a Ubuntu-based edition featuring the Gnome Shell and MATE (a fork of Gnome 2) desktop.

New server

Slow performance

Due to this massive amount of users (we are really lucky with that) our servers are mostly totally overloaded. That means, the main page, which is on the same server as the ISOs and so on is not available. The little server we're currently providing doesn't have enought power for providing a good service for all users. The main page can not be visited, the ISOs can not be downloaded and the Update Manager (Repository) can not be used anymore if the server is overloaded. We are aware our users want to be up-to-date via the Update Manager and we can not offer this with this server. While the last releases we already tried to catch the traffic by blocking the availability to download other Snowlinux ISOs. And we know it will not help while the upcoming releases.


New servers

This is the reason why we decided to arrange a new server. We are aware how much power the new server has to provide, but we also know how expensive it will be.



We need a machine with the following hardware:

100 GB hard disk

8 GB of memory

unlimited traffic



A server with these requirements cause an amount of 43 USD per month and 523 USD per year.


Contract term

It only makes sense to be able to pay the server 1 year in advance.


What will happen

What will happen with these people who donated money? The donors will be announced here.


Please help us to pay the new server for one year.

Companies that trust its safety to Linux

Linux was launched in 1991. Since inception rapid development and progression has been seen in its development and expansion. There are several companies which have been using Linux OS to make their servers secure and safe. For a very long time now the corporations have been moving to Linux in search of more control and administration. The best part which makes these companies a permanent client is the fact that it is open source. Tools are available to make amends and changes as required. Secondly, it is regarded as the fastest OS in the world and in a part of all known super computers. Some governmental and private organizations using this OS are:


  • Google

    It is strange but this internet giant has been using Linux since it was formed. The Ubuntu variant Goobuntu has been in use for this organization. The developers at Google have often reported that in the case of windows usage they require high-level permissions which are not always given. The main issue with windows as Google thinks is the security permissions and the tools. Google thinks that the window based tools are unreliable and very heavy for an average system. Google does not want intruders to penetrate its servers so Linux is used as the main technique.


  • NASA

    This one is literally out of this world. Satellites orbiting 250 – 500 miles above us are maintained by astronauts who are Linux users. The station command and control system is accessed by Linux. The interesting part is that formerly windows XP was used for this purpose. In house control and stability is all that is required when orbiting outside this world. It would be rather safe to say that the lives of astronauts depend upon this. It is because there are heating, electric and cooling systems which are controlled by this OS.


  • 888 Casino

    This is again one of the most renowned online casinos of the world which is why it’s listed on popular and reliable directory at casino reviewing  websource. It was established taking into view the safety and privacy which casino players need. The finances and continuous inflow and outflow of cash are kept secure by Linux servers. The systems of this casino never go buggy thanks to the stunning performance of this OS. For many years, this casino has been delivering its best to its players and the credit goes to Linux. According to the developers here, the OS is fast and bug-free. It also lets players enjoy more control over their finances.


  • US Department of Defense

    US Department of Defense or DoD has been using Linux servers for a very long time now. The US government is convinced that agents scrambled all over the world can only access DoD network securely if Linux OS is used. Here and interesting development has been made. The cyber Department of Pentagon has developed portable Linux systems. From any unsecured terminal, the OS is booted directly from the storage. It then presents its own interface which can be used to browse sensitive files. Here Linux again proves its security features.

Snowlinux 3 E17 Beta released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" E17 Beta.


Snowlinux 3 Crystal "E17" SnowOSX Snowlinux 3 Crystal "E17" Classic Snowlinux 3 Crystal "E17"  Gnome 2


RAM usage


Today is a very important day for Snowlinux. It is getting a new project with the E17 desktop environment. We are proud that have been able to create this project with our partners from Many thanks to Leszek Lesner for the team work.

New features:

  • DuckDuckGo
  • Desktop profiles (SnowOSX, Snowlinux Classic, Snowlinux Gnome 2)
  • E17 (75828)
  • Live-Installer
  • Snowlinux LightDM theme
  • LightDM
  • Snowlinux Plymouth
  • Neptune E17 Theme
  • Neptune Faenza Icons
  • Terminal colors
  • Black terminal background
  • Linux-Firmware-Nonfree
  • Linux kernel 3.5
  • Firefox 14.1
  • Thunderbird 14
  • Abiword
  • Shotwell
  • Audacious
  • Gnome-mplayer
  • 7Zip
  • RAR
  • Updated software
  • Improved speed and response
  • System improvements


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" E17 is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 "Wheezy". It comes with the Linux kernel 3.5 and E17. It has installed Firefox 14.1, Thunderbird 14, Abiword, Shotwell, Audacious and Gnome-MPlayer by default.


Life cycle:

Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" E17 is supported until February 2016.


Compatibility with Debian:

Snowlinux 3 "Crystal" E17 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: 72392476d0bee985c529826c5aa594f0


32-bit (active)

32-bit (overloaded)


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