How's it going?
Alright, so this is a pretty vague question... Has anyone heard of a live boot CD called Astrolinux? Its supposed to have loads of cool astronomical analysis type programs on it. Most notably, Iraf and Midas.
Thing is, I want to get it, but I've only been able to find dodgy download sites so far. Nothing official, no option of purchase. I found one link that seemed semi decent, and tried that, but it turned out to be a disaster :D
After 30 odd hours of dial-up downloading, my server reconnected and cut off the download. Bummer! :cool:
I'm planning to try it on a broad-band machine in an internet cafe tomorrow, but wondering if its worth the pain... :rolleyes:
If you ever used it or have any comments, feel free to share :mrgreen:
Not sure they'll work, but try these links:
...or you could download one of the torrents that are available. Just do a Google search for "astrolinux torrent".
Thanks heaps, Ozar!
I did it this morning, from the French site. Everything went perfect, I can now run it and all. It's so cool! Really, it's worth the hour of broad band download and all the effort...
Thanks for answering- I appreciate it.
And all other astronomers out there: get Astrolinux- make life easy! :cool: