Choose The ISO to Download
Currently Snakeoil is released in the following flavours:
- Intel 32 bit (filename in the format of snakeoil-i686-x.x.x.iso)
- Intel 64 bit (filename in the format of snakeoil-x86_64-x.x.x.iso)
You can download SnakeoilOS new or old images from the forums (link). The latest version will be stickied at the top of the ISO section. Simply download the ISO image that works best for your computer hardware. It is highly recommended that you sign up to the forums. Although an account is not required to download the ISO, you do need to be a registered member to download firmware upgrades.
Experienced users can refer to the quick start guide. Everybody else, continue to the next section.
32 bit vs 64 bit
In general terms you'd use a 64bit OS when you have more than 4 GB of RAM on your computer. But in truth it doesn't really matter. I have not tested the audio quality of 32 bit versus 64 bit myself but I have heard reports of one edition being better than the other. So download both, experiment and settle on the edition you prefer. You can even install both side by side and choose which edition to boot.