Shift Linux 0.5 (RC-1) Released!


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Barney T.

After over a year of work, Neowin's own Shift Linux 0.5 (RC-1) is released to the masses. Shift Linux is a Live CD based on Debian Etch and Morphix. Please feel free to download and test this distro, as well as post bugs in our bug tracking area.

Shift Linux Gnome 0.5 (RC-1)

http://files.neowin.net/download.php?file=2

Shift Linux KDE 0.5 (RC-1)

http://files.neowin.net/download.php?file=3

Shift Linux Fluxbox 0.5 (RC-1)

http://files.neowin.net/download.php?file=4

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0.3.1 (Previous Version)

http://files.neowin.net/download.php?file=1

Shift Linux website: http://shiftlinux.net

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Kudos

Congrats guys, download the kde version to play around with. :happy:

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markjensen
Torrent for Gnome Gnome

Torrent for KDE

Torrent for Fluxbox

Tracker index: http://tracker.ste-roberts.be

note these are being seeded by my dedicated server, so c'mon.

I'll start helping with the torrent as soon as I get back home. (Y)

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Stephen
I'll start helping with the torrent as soon as I get back home. (Y)

ty

also, if you admins, wanna find out how many times it has been downloaded, go to the tracker site i posted earlier

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Barney T.
ty

also, if you admins, wanna find out how many times it has been downloaded, go to the tracker site i posted earlier

Leechers....... :laugh:

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vincent

Screenshots? :unsure:

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Amano

Sorry but what is the difference between the 3 editions?

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vincent
Sorry but what is the difference between the 3 editions?

Window Managers

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mig1

I'll download the Fluxbox version, I always liked the simplicity of Flux!

Also (don't mean to troll) however am I the only one that finds it ironic for a Windows enthusiast site with it's own Linux distribution? Maybe I've been missing out on the general ambiance of Neowin as of late (since I keep up with the postings through RSS feeds) and Neowin is continuing it's growth into more than just a Windows enthusiast site. Well, it is but this kind of makes you think about it and assert that fact.

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Stephen
I'll download the Fluxbox version, I always liked the simplicity of Flux!

Also (don't mean to troll) however am I the only one that finds it ironic for a Windows enthusiast site with it's own Linux distribution? Maybe I've been missing out on the general ambiance of Neowin as of late (since I keep up with the postings through RSS feeds) and Neowin is continuing it's growth into more than just a Windows enthusiast site. Well, it is but this kind of makes you think about it and assert that fact.

if you find that ironic, find out what os the tracker is running :p

ste

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mig1
if you find that ironic, find out what os the tracker is running :p

ste

Heh, yeah I saw ;)

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markjensen
Also (don't mean to troll) however am I the only one that finds it ironic for a Windows enthusiast site with it's own Linux distribution?

Neowin has been a great place for "technology enthusiasts" to hang out. While Windows is a lion's share of the desktop market, there are other technologies out there that garner a good degree of interest. In addition to the Windows sections, there are Linux and Apple sections here, as well.

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RuudJacobs.NET

Screens please!

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CrimsonRedMk

Screens are coming up really soon, give me 30 minutes or so!

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markjensen
I'll start helping with the torrent as soon as I get back home. (Y)
Starting now...

Actually, it is still doing the "download" part, but will be seeding them in a few hours (based on the estimated time reported).

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mig1
Neowin has been a great place for "technology enthusiasts" to hang out. While Windows is a lion's share of the desktop market, there are other technologies out there that garner a good degree of interest. In addition to the Windows sections, there are Linux and Apple sections here, as well.

Yeah, Shift Linux only asserts that further ;)

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markjensen

What are the official md5sums? Should be posted, so people can verify download and burn integrity.

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CrimsonRedMk

Here are the MD5sums:

Flux = 1302f2e2e6677eb40652a30c7415076d

Gnome = d64810bf0b6b8246efc832201ca3d68a

KDE = 5a03dbe51984dbe745d53ad3c55d8a1c

Also, Digg It!

Screens are up too!

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bibutteryboy

now don't get upset about this question but...

aside from this being a "community" version of Linux, what exactly does shift linux offer that any other distro doesn't?

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markjensen
now don't get upset about this question but...

aside from this being a "community" version of Linux, what exactly does shift linux offer that any other distro doesn't?

It's been answered before, so I guess it won't hurt for me to answer it one more time.

This is primarily a learning experience for those involved. Even with my minimal involvement, I have picked up a few things and have tried new items (though, frankly, my kids' football schedules keep me from getting too involved).

Also, when Ubuntu was first announced, the reaction was pretty much the same "why another distro?". Having a Shift Linux doesn't hurt anything, and if a few people enjoy the learning process, so be it.

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