Snowlinux 2 "Ice" XFCE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 2 "Ice" XFCE.


Snowlinux 2 XFCE

Snowlinux 2 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.

Snowlinux 2 "Ice" XFCE comes by default with the GTK theme Snowlinux-Metal-Theme and the Icon set was set to Snowlinux-Metal-Theme-Icons system font is "Ubuntu". Also present in this edition is an improved live-installer which detects country, offers keyboard variants and uses UUID in fstab. It has been installed a firewall called gufw. Apturl was ported from Ubuntu to Debian and it was made functional. To improve the difference between user and root terminal the terminal colors were introduced. To be more out-of-the-box OpenJDK 6 Java has been made availble in the default installation. Snowlinux 2 "Ice" XFCE comes with chromium-browser, icedove, banshee, shotwell.


New features:

  • Snowlinux-Metal-Theme
  • Snowlinux-Metal-Icons
  • Improved installer (keyboard variants, UUID in fstab)
  • contrib, non-free, debian-multimedia repository
  • Firewall
  • Apturl
  • Terminal colors
  • OpenJDK 6 Java
  • Updated software and packages
  • Better software selection
  • Improved speed and response
  • New look and feel
  • System improvements


Changes since RC:

  • Snowlinux-Metal-Theme loading now.
  • Network-Manager-Gnome replaces WICD.


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 2 "Ice" is based upon Linux Debian 6 "Squeeze" Stable. It comes with the long-term-support (LTS) Linux kernel 2.6.32 and XFCE 4.6.2 which were made available upstream. It has installed chromium-browser, icedove, banshee and shotwell by default.


Life cycle:

Snowlinux 2 "Ice" is supported until Februar 2014.


Compatibility with Debian:

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


Quick Note:

  • If you get a keyring error please install debian-multimedia-keyring.


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: 8df24a09c5d1f27d1f21e101fcdb96c3

64-bit: 21c5dd73c52f2b6f73c1b27af20dff53



32-bit: (outdated, please use instead Snowlinux 3 "Crystal")

64-bit: (outdated, please use instead Snowlinux 3 "Crystal")



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