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SnowBird Linux Release 19

SnowBird Linux is based on Fedora 19 and runs the Gnome 3 Desktop

SnowBird Linux is based on Fedora 19 and runs the Gnome 3 Desktop

What’s included in SnowBird Linux (Release 19)?


Fedora base install

Gnome 3 desktop (customized + extensions)


Libre Office 4.1 (MS office replacement)

Project Libre (MS Project replacement)

Libre Office Draw (MS Visio replacement)

Open Clipart (library)

Evince (PDF reader)

PDF Mod (PDF manipulation)

Vym (mind mapping)

Cherrytree (note taking)



Firefox with Adblock plus

Evolution (MS Outlook replacement)

Shrew Soft VPN client

Remmina (all plugins included)

gftp (FTP client)

Vino (desktop sharing/VNC)

Chrome (QA)

Opera (QA)

Google-Talk plugin

Gwget download manager

Empathy (chat client)

Skype (pretty much the standard now)

Gwibber (micro blogging)

*Firefox is the main browser, other browsers are for development/testing.


Bluefish (HTML editor)

RapidSVN (SVN client)

Meld (file compare)

Geany (light IDE)

gedit (text editor)


Dia (drawing tool)

Font Manager

GIMP (the Photoshop of Linux)


Inkscape (SVG editor)

Scribus (professional layout and publishing)

Simple Scan (scanning tool)

Shutter (screen-shot tool)


Banshee (music application)

Brasero (CD/DVD recorder)

Cheese (web-cam application)

Handbrake (conversion utility)

VLC media player (the reference universal player)

Rosa Media Player

gstreamer-plugins (audio and video codecs)


Archive Manager (winzip/winrar alternative)


Mirall (owncloud client)

Boxes (desktop virtualization)

RealCrypt (disk encryption)

Teamviewer (remote assistance)

Flash plugin

Java JDK

Webcore-fonts (Microsoft core fonts)

Cups-pdf (print as pdf from any application)

Deja-dup (backup tool)

Free-IPA (central authentication and management)

Libdvdcss (DVD decryption)

Grub-Customizer (Grub management interface)


Graphics: Design Suite (YUM group) –> Cinepaint is broken (known Fedora issue)

Audio/Video: hugin synfigstudio darktable calligra-krita kdenlive hydrogen audacity openshot digikam ardour lmms avidemux rosegarden4 fluidsynth gpick (not yet tested)

Updated on the 1st of August 2013

Note:  Teamviewer is included in the public version only for private and non-commercial usage. Please play fair by licensing  the software if you find it useful and require it’s use in a commercial environment.


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