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#1 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 16:48

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it's here: Snapshot-Linux x64 1149 0.3 - the distro you want, the distro you trust
 


The new version of Snapshot-Linux features a few bugfixes, a second AddonPack to further customize your installation, the KernelPatcher and two professional Network-Traffic Monitoring Tools.

 
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ISO Size: 2.0GB
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More mirrors to come soon!

Edited by Haggis, 06 September 2014 - 20:22. Reason: Edit requested by OP



#2 Nick H.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 18:37

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Stick to the subject of Macstar's Linux distro, guys.

#3 vetJames7

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:14

This is very impressive! Years ago some people here at Neowin, with Barney at the helm, worked on versions of our own distro called Shift Linux. Then one guy who was on the team went on to do his own.



#4 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:47

This is very impressive! Years ago some people here at Neowin, with Barney at the helm, worked on versions of our own distro called Shift Linux. Then one guy who was on the team went on to do his own.


Thanks a lot for these words James. Means a lot to me.

#5 Haggis

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:44

Its a large download :( lol

 

i will give it a try 

 

I did the same with a minimal debian install

 

It has Chrome and the basics allowing a normal user to sue the system and is a 650mb iso



#6 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:49

its a week now since i have posted it. anyone gave it a try yet? given a fast internet connection this is downloaded in 5 min and made running in virtual box also in 5 min....

i need some feedback to start bugfixing and working on the next version. the less i get, the less i will have motivation to do so. :rolleyes:



#7 Haggis

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:44

i think the fact its 4.3gb will put some people off

 

I have not had time to try it yet



#8 vetJames7

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 13:06

I'd certainly give it a try if I had a better computer. My current one won't run Ubuntu without being painfully slow and I can't run a virtual machine on it at all--it's that slow. XFCE seems okay on it though.

 

If I had my old laptop, you bet I'd give it a try!



#9 Haggis

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 13:13

macstar we should work on one together that is minimal but usuable

 

so includes the normal

 

  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • Web Browser
  • Email

 

etc



#10 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 18:34

macstar we should work on one together that is minimal but usuable

 

so includes the normal

 

  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • Web Browser
  • Email

 

etc

 

haggis i dont know about this. there are a lot of minimal distros out there already i think and i personally love kde as a base, this makes minimal hard to achieve by default. my aim with this was to be as complete as possible, with some goodies the normal user cant even implement or has no time for it but will use it if its there by default.

however as i have loadsa free time atm, i would also be ready to contribute to a minimal linux distro as well. :)



#11 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:54

my facebook and google+ followers might know this already, but v. 0.2 of snapshot linux is out since a bit. lot's of improvements, iso size is down from 4.3GB to 1.9GB and the 2 tools kerneltool and addonpack are included as well.

for details and specifications check here

it's now a real live image, bootable and can be installed like a normal kubuntu distro, so no need for any installation hack anymore!

also the project got a new homepage check it out :)



#12 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 15:16

since today, Snapshot-Linux can also be downloaded via distroshare.com :)



#13 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 19:07

about_sns1.jpg

about_sns2.jpg

 

 

 

it's here: Snapshot-Linux x64 1149 0.3 - the distro you want, the distro you trust

 

The new version of Snapshot-Linux features a few bugfixes, a second AddonPack to further customize your installation, the KernelPatcher and two professional Network-Traffic Monitoring Tools.

 

sns4.jpg

 

sns3.jpg

 

sns5.jpg

 

 

ISO Size: 2.0GB

 

Mirror 1: Dropbox        button1a.png

 

 

More mirrors to come soon!



#14 Kreuger

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 19:39

Why doesn't it come with Ubuntu-Tweak out of the box?

 

Well my friend, Ubuntu is meant to be easy for newbies. Such tweaks are generally geared towards those who are comfortable enough to not worry about simplistic tools to obtain them, by single click. It seems a bit redundant to me. Best of luck though. I know it's a lot of work and I think that was one of the reasons Shift never really took off. It needed more work than most of us realized.
 



#15 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 19:49

Well my friend, Ubuntu is meant to be easy for newbies. Such tweaks are generally geared towards those who are comfortable enough to not worry about simplistic tools to obtain them, by single click. It seems a bit redundant to me. Best of luck though. I know it's a lot of work and I think that was one of the reasons Shift never really took off. It needed more work than most of us realized.
 

 

i am unsure about the workload honestly. sure, if you decide to do your own icon set that can take ages.

others than that, it's just the installation i would do on my notebook anyway, so i do it 2 times (1 partition as backup) and then a few things to configure and blacklab imager runs in 20 min through and voila i have the iso....

 

still i realy on feedback, bug reports, etc. so that i can improve. however i kept KDE in mind, beause i see with project neon 5 that it's still not anything for daily usage and despite i think they learnt from kde3>4, it might still take a year or so.

for me this is good. so that distro gonna last as long (at least) till i can successfully transfer it to kde plasma next.

 

first, it was just a project to let me see if it's even possible to do your own distro. yes, i could. and now i start to implement more tools, especially since i am learning python and my goal is to merge these 3 tool (maybe by then even more) into something like yast light.

if i'd just program python for myself i am sure i would lose interest quickly. so this distro project also keeps me going this way.

and who knows (i would not have said this with release 0.1 but now with over 1000 google+ pageviews i start to think differently) maybe as other see the success they wanna join in?