Lars Torben Kremer has announced the availability of the release candidate for Snowlinux 3, a Debian-based distribution featuring the GNOME 2 desktop: "The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 3 'Crystal' RC. Due to drastic changes with GNOME 3 and Unity, Snowlinux is keeping GNOME 2. The new LTS (long-term support) Linux kernel was integrated. The Snowlinux Metal theme was made GTK+ 3 compatible. Dropbox integration for Nautilus and the possibility for sharing files with Nautilus was done. Also Firefox, Thunderbird and LibreOffice are available in this release. As a nice-to-have feature Snowlinux full HD backgrounds were integrated. Also non-free Linux firmware was integrated to support more hardware out of the box."
Snowlinux is a set of Linux distributions based on Debian's latest stable release and featuring four different desktop environments - GNOME, KDE, LXDE and Xfce. It aims to be user-friendly, incorporating many useful tweaks and carefully selected software applications. The project also develops a separate, Ubuntu-based edition featuring the MATE (a GNOME 2 fork) desktop.