Shift Linux 0.6 Released

We have released Shift Linux 0.6 today. There are two versions released at this time: Shift Linux 0.6 Gnome and Shift Linux 0.6 Lite (for older computers). Shift Linux Lite contains two less resource hogging desk managers (XFCE-4 and Fluxbox), but will have a full compliment of packages and utilities. Both versions of Shift Linux 0.6 are fully installable (tested and verified).

Download: Shift Linux

To access Lite, use the Fluxbox link

If you encounter an issue with these versions, please post them in our bug tracking section.

Again, thanks to the hard working staff of Shift Linux. We are well on the road to making a top of the line, well recognized Neowin distro.

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There is one thing that Linux is lacking in.
The friendly interface of installing COLDFUSION. I understand that RedHat Linux caters for this and there are ways to hack other linux versions to handle ColdFusion. BUT Those are Hacks. Only if one is a developer and hard-coder or terminal user will understand how to easily hack the CF installation.

If there is anything that will set THIS Linux version ( Shift Linux ) apart from the rest would be to add these few things (in order of priority)
1: The smooth friendly way for installing ColdFusion Server (versions 6 to 8 ).
2: The smooth friendly way to setup Apache to handle ASP Pages.
3: A nice program similar to Dreamweaver (not too complicated but color code friendly) that can cater for PHP, CFM, ASP, JAVASCRIPT, CSS etc.. (Its a job to do but slowly slowly and global developers helping will surely get somewhere)

(I know "Why ASP on linux?" Well not everybody can afford Windows Servers especially Hosting etc.. So what better way to Code ASP for clients than to have your own server at home ( Shift Linux ) Running server software that handle ASP).

I dont know if there are these programs about but surely I cannot get CF server on my Fedora Box even with some tutorials. Also if these programs are created then setup a donation fund for them and create an upgrade license for a fee. Linux is free but the work that one does to create programs..you need coffee, beer, sandwiches, toilet paper etc.. so there must be a reward for the time spent.. eh?
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Hi All Developers,
There is one thing that Linux is lacking in.
The friendly interface of installing COLDFUSION. I understand that RedHat Linux caters for this and there are ways to hack other linux versions to handle ColdFusion. BUT Those are Hacks. Only if one is a developer and hard-coder or terminal user will understand how to easily hack the CF installation.

If there is anything that will set THIS Linux version ( Shift Linux ) apart from the rest would be to add these few things (in order of priority)
1: The smooth friendly way for installing ColdFusion Server (versions 6 to 8 ).
2: The smooth friendly way to setup Apache to handle ASP Pages.
3: A nice program similar to Dreamweaver (not too complicated but color code friendly) that can cater for PHP, CFM, ASP, JAVASCRIPT, CSS etc.. (Its a job to do but slowly slowly and global developers helping will surely get somewhere)

(I know "Why ASP on linux?" Well not everybody can afford Windows Servers especially Hosting etc.. So what better way to Code ASP for clients than to have your own server at home ( Shift Linux ) Running server software that handle ASP).

I dont know if there are these programs about but surely I cannot get CF server on my Fedora Box even with some tutorials. Also if these programs are created then setup a donation fund for them and create an upgrade license for a fee. Linux is free but the work that one does to create programs..you need coffee, beer, sandwiches, toilet paper etc.. so there must be a reward for the time spent.. eh?
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terrina
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Why don't we all use DOS, I mean it has file tools, text tools, and can even display images. We can browse the web and send email if needed too!

Hi All Developers,
There is one thing that Linux is lacking in.
The friendly interface of installing COLDFUSION. I understand that RedHat Linux caters for this and there are ways to hack other linux versions to handle ColdFusion. BUT Those are Hacks. Only if one is a developer and hard-coder or terminal user will understand how to easily hack the CF installation.

If there is anything that will set THIS Linux version ( Shift Linux ) apart from the rest would be to add these few things (in order of priority)
1: The smooth friendly way for installing ColdFusion Server (versions 6 to 8 ).
2: The smooth friendly way to setup Apache to handle ASP Pages.
3: A nice program similar to Dreamweaver (not too complicated but color code friendly) that can cater for PHP, CFM, ASP, JAVASCRIPT, CSS etc.. (Its a job to do but slowly slowly and global developers helping will surely get somewhere)

(I know "Why ASP on linux?" Well not everybody can afford Windows Servers especially Hosting etc.. So what better way to Code ASP for clients than to have your own server at home ( Shift Linux ) Running server software that handle ASP).

I dont know if there are these programs about but surely I cannot get CF server on my Fedora Box even with some tutorials. Also if these programs are created then setup a donation fund for them and create an upgrade license for a fee. Linux is free but the work that one does to create programs..you need coffee, beer, sandwiches, toilet paper etc.. so there must be a reward for the time spent.. eh?

Thankyou for reading my rant..

Well I've found a few tutorials for how to set it up in Ubuntu so it would probably work with Shift too. I'm just not sure how to include it in the distro and to set up the configuration so that you can use it out of the box. All I can figure is that we could link to a download and provide the best working tutorial to help you set it up. Maybe someone else would have a better idea?

I personally don't see ColdFusion as something our average user would be that interested in running, sure there are a few developers in the community, but how many of them use ColdFusion as their main language?

(DaveLegg said @ #11.2)
I personally don't see ColdFusion as something our average user would be that interested in running, sure there are a few developers in the community, but how many of them use ColdFusion as their main language?
Well since most distros have their own server version, why can't we? For those who want it I'd be willing to work on it to appease them. If I'm the only one, it could be a problem but maybe some others would help? Although I see your point. I just want to hopefully be able to appeal to more people.

(Kreuger said @ #11.3)
Well since most distros have their own server version, why can't we? For those who want it I'd be willing to work on it to appease them. If I'm the only one, it could be a problem but maybe some others would help? Although I see your point. I just want to hopefully be able to appeal to more people.
I don't think we need to worry about a server version yet, since we still need more developers for our other 2 editions (which will soon be on SVN, hopefully).