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openSUSE Goes Live

Nov 28, 2007, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"openSUSE is one of the most popular free-software-only distributions, and it's jointly developed by Novell and members of the community. In the first week of November the openSUSE developers released installable live versions of the distro's latest 10.3 release, one each for KDE and GNOME desktop environments. The live versions are replicas of their install-only cousins in terms of software, and apart from a few quirks, they seem set to replace the older versions soon.

"openSUSE's current arsenal of releases include an install-only DVD, two installable live CDs, and two install-only CDs. The live CDs are currently available only for 32-bit hardware, whereas the install-only versions can power 64-bit and PowerPC computers as well. openSUSE 10.3 also distributes an add-on CD that packages several non-open-source software, such as the Opera Web browser, RealPlayer media player, and Acrobat PDF Reader. This CD is useful for saving bandwidth if you plan to install openSUSE 10.3 on multiple computers. If these permutations confuse you, use openSUSE's distribution selection interface to find the version that suits you..."

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