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DistroWatch.com: Shift Linux

Shift Linux

Last Update: 2016-07-01 04:14 UTC


Shift Linux is a project that was created by the Neowin community. Based on Ubuntu, it has access to all of the software and applications as other Ubuntu-based distributions. Neowin's Shift Linux is designed to give the user an experience of being part of the Neowin community and to have a simple, easy-to-use live CD that can be installed to a hard drive. Shift is a free distribution released under the General Public License. It can be freely distributed or modified.

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Shift Summary
Distribution Neowin's Shift Linux
Home Page http://shiftlinux.net/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showforum=182
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://shiftlinux.net/wiki/
Screenshots http://www.shiftlinux.net/about/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://shiftlinux.net/download/
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2008-03-24: Development Release: Shift Linux 0.6.5
 • 2008-01-28: Distribution Release: Shift Linux 0.6.2
 • 2007-11-26: Distribution Release: Shift Linux 0.5
 • 2007-09-10: Development Release: Shift Linux 0.5 RC2
 • 2007-08-24: Development Release: Shift Linux 0.5 RC1
 • 2006-10-18: Development Release: Shift Linux 0.3.1
 • More Shift releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 0.6.2 0.5 0.3.1
Release Date 2008-01-27 2007-11-25 2006-10-17
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
CDs 1+1+1 1+1+1 1
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Text mode
Default Desktop GNOME, KDE, Xfce Fluxbox, GNOME, KDE GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite GNOME Office GNOME Office GNOME Office
Processor Architecture i486 i486 i486
Journaled File Systems      
Multilingual en en en
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List      
Package 0.6.2 0.5 0.3.1
abiword (3.0.2) 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.5
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.0.14 1.0.15 1.0.13
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 3.2 3.1 3.1
bind (9.11.1-P3) -- -- --
chromium (59.0.3071.115)      
cups (2.2.4) 1.3.2 1.2.7 1.2.4
dhcp (4.3.5) 3.0.5 3.0.4 2.0pl5
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.40.2 1.39 1.39
firefox (54.0.1) 3.0alpha8 2.0.0.9 1.5.0.7
freetype (2.8) 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1
gcc (7.1.0) 4.1.2 4.1.1 --
gimp (2.8.22) 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.2.13
glibc (2.25) 2.6.1 2.6.1 2.3.6
gnome-shell (3.24.3)      
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.7.11 1.7.13 1.6.3
grub (2.02) 0.97 0.97 0.97
gtk+ (3.22.17) 2.12.0 2.12.1 2.8.20
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- --
k3b (17.04.3) 1.0.3 1.0.3 --
kmod (24)      
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.20.0 2.20.1.1 2.14.1
libreoffice (5.3.4) 2.3.0 -- --
linux (4.12.3) 2.6.22 2.6.17 2.6.15
Package 0.6.2 0.5 0.3.1
lxde-common (0.99.2)      
mariadb (10.2.7)      
mate-desktop (1.18.0)      
mesa (17.1.5)      
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.2.1) 2.20.0 2.20.0 2.14.3
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1)      
openjdk (8u131)      
openssh (7.5p1) 4.6p1 4.3p2 4.3p2
openssl (1.1.0f) 0.9.8e 0.9.8c 0.9.8c
perl (5.26.0) 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8
php (7.1.7) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.4)      
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- --
Python (3.6.2) 2.5.1 2.4.4 2.4.3
qt (5.9.1) 4.3.2 3.3.7 --
samba (4.6.6) 3.0.26a 3.0.24 3.0.23c
systemd (234)      
thunderbird (52.2.1) 2.0.0.8 1.5.0.12 --
vim (8.0) 7.1 7.0 7.0
vlc (2.2.6) 0.8.6c 0.8.6c --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.4.1 -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.3.0.0 1.1.1 1.0.2


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