Snowlinux 4 "Frosty" (Ubuntu-based)

Snowlinux 4 (Ubuntu-based) will be called "Frosty" and should be available at the begin of May 2013.

Frosty (origin: English) is pronounced Froh-stiieh. It is of English origin and the meaning of Frosty is similar to "cold". "Frosty" is an attribute to describe the snow, fitting to Snowlinux.

Snowlinux 4 "Frosty" will be based upon Ubuntu 13.04 and will feature the following editions:

  • MATE
  • Cinnamon

Snowlinux 4 Cinnamon & E17 non-PAE released!

user: snowlinux

password: live


The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 4 Cinnamon & E17 non-PAE.


Snowlinux 4 Cinnamon                                 Snowlinux 4 E17


Snowlinux 4 Cinnamon & E17 non-PAE are based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 "Wheezy". There are two ISO images available, one with Cinnamon, the other with E17 non-PAE. While the Cinnamon edition is using Linux 3.5, the E17 edition is using Linux 3.2 non-PAE to support older PCs, too. The Cinnamon edition is using Cinnamon 1.6.7 and the E17 edition is using E17.1. There were introduced much new features like snowMount, the Snowlinux mount tool for drives. We changed the default color of our Snowlinux-Metal-Theme from green to blue and updated our Icon set.


New features:

  • Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy 7.0
  • Cinnamon 1.6.7
  • E17.1
  • Linux 3.5
  • Linux 3.2 non-PAE
  • SnowMount
  • Nemo 1.1.2
  • LightDM
  • Snowlinux LightDM greeter
  • Snowlinux Plymouth theme
  • Improved Snowlinux-Metal-Theme
  • Improved Snowlinux-Metal-Icons
  • 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 Cinnamon" / "What's new in Snowlinux 4 E17".

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


Upstream information:

Snowlinux 4 Cinnamon is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 "Wheezy" Stable. It comes along with the Linux kernel 3.5 and Cinnamon 1.6.7. It has installed Firefox 17, Thunderbird 17, LibreOffice, Rhythmbox and Shotwell by default.

Snowlinux 4 E17 is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 "Wheezy" Stable. It comes along with the Linux kernel 3.2 non-PAE and E17.1. It has installed Firefox 17, Thunderbird 17, Abiword, Audacious, GNOME-MPlayer 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 (Cinnamon) / 128 MB (E17)
  • 2 GB free disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD-ROM drive or USB port




32-bit: bc56116ac82a77fa67bbb4130b4a2d12

64-bit: 610dfa76e8fd7594deeb6bbd97465f1d


E17 non-PAE:

32-bit: e2b14b513453a374115d0afd85bbb17c




32-bit (Mirror 1)

64-bit (Mirror 2)

32-bit (Mirror 1)

64-bit (Mirror 2)

E17 non-PAE:

32-bit (Mirror 1)

32-bit (Mirror 2)


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

Snowlinux 4 E17: New E17.1 Zero in the official repository

E17.1 Zero, which was released last week, is in our official Snowlinux repository now. Please update your system. You can download Snowlinux 4 E17 here. E17 is on its way to become a fast and stable desktop environment.

Snowlinux 3.1 E17