Snowlinux is a Linux distribution for beginners and professionals that offers a traditional-looking desktop.

It was founded in December 2010.

The first edition was released in July 2011 as an RC called "Cold", then in August 2011, there was a stable release.

It didn't take long until the other editions (KDE, XFCE, LXDE, E17) followed.

Although the first edition of Snowlinux didn't have many improvements over its Debian-base, it was a great success for all of us.

The Snowlinux team was already working on a second, Ubuntu-based edition. While the second and third editions of Snowlinux have brought many more improvements to the user.

The latest Snowlinux editions are a great success.

We're having a download count of well over ~10,000 downloads per month at this moment.

As a PC user, you certainly ask yourself the following questions:

What are the goals of Snowlinux? Well, we want to offer a stable and fast Linux distribution, better than most others. Beyond that we want to be as easy as Ubuntu, with a Debian base. A Debian-base has many advantages in stability, speed, and so on. The only problem is that it's not easy to get Debian to work as easy as Ubuntu. Also we want to offer a traditional-looking Desktop, in contrast to Ubuntu's Unity.

How often do we release a new version? We have a release cycle of about 6 months. It depends strongly on the urgency of a new release. If there are too many improvements for the scheduled new release, we could release a bit sooner. If the improvements take a bit more time to include in the new release, we might release a bit later.

Which desktop environments does Snowlinux offer? We offer the following desktop environments: MATE, Cinnamon, XFCE, and E17 that are Debian-based, along with MATE and Cinnamon that are Ubuntu-based.

How do I know what the Debian-based edition, and what the Ubuntu-based edition is? Please lake a look at the Download page. All of our editions are listed and described there.