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SUSE Studio: Too Good To Be True?

Aug 10, 2009, 23:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

[ Thanks to Jeremy LaCroix for this link. ]

"In all seriousness, it may not be as amazing or as far fetched as my previous paragraph made it seem. Yet, that’s how I feel – generally amazed. In fact, just last week I was researching Debian Squeeze a bit for an article I may or may not finish, and my experiment was to create my own custom distribution for my own personal use including my favorite apps with the Debian framework. Needless to say it takes a bit of time to customize a distribution by trimming the things you don’t want and installing the things you do. You can imagine my shock when I found out about SUSE Studio and the claim that this can be done through a web browser. I jumped on this a few days ago and I received my invite this morning and I’ve been playing with this new service nonstop since.

"The interface for SUSE Studio is as simiplistic as it gets. Choose a product to base your custom spin on (”Just enough OS”, “GNOME desktop”, “KDE desktop”, “minimal X”, and more), give it a name, and then start customizing. The software tab allows you to pick and choose what applications you want, and you can even add your own repositories. Once you finish that, you then proceed to choose your own logo, whether to boot into a graphical environment, and more. Finally, when you are done, build it."

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