It’s the first time that I used SuSE Studio to build appliance of openSUSE linux that is customized by my taste.
It’s installable live DVD appliance of openSUSE 11.4 for 64-bit architecture. It’s KDE-only build, including all software that any desktop user would want. It has multimedia codecs, skype, vector and bitmap tools, audio and video editing tools, office tools, LAMP, Broadcom drivers and many more. It’s by my opinion, complete desktop solution.
This beefed-up version has size of 2.6 GB DVD ISO image that can be booted from, and installed if desired. You may download it by clicking here:
Download Emil’s KDE4 Live Desktop
There are two users by default, root and tux, both having password “linux”. So if password for some operation is required, type “linux” without quotes.
Notice: I found that if ran within VirtualBox 4.04 virtual machine, sometimes won’t boot. Not tested with other virtual machine servers.
Počevši kao S.u.S.E. (Software und System Entwicklung) još davne 1992. godine u Nurembergu, kao UNIX group projekat, brzo je postao omiljen među nemačkom studentarijom. Ime mu je skraćeno 1998. u SuSE, a kupovinom od strane Novell-a koja je komercijalizovala projekat i napravila Enterprize verzije (SLES i SLED), u openSUSE. I pored toga, Novell je dosta ulagao u razvoj društvene varijante. Interesantan podatak je da openSUSE nema, ili se bar o njima ne zna, ni jednu distribuciju koja se na njemu bazira.
OpenSUSE je uvek važio za stabilnu i ispoliranu varijantu, pa je i ovoga puta tako. Za razliku od većine distribucija kojima je standarni period za novu verziju 6 meseci, openSUSE tim se odlučio za period od 8 meseci. Uvek su to datumi 10. Mart i 10. Novembar. Važno je napomenuti da je openSUSE Read more…
The first question you may ask is why to compile kernel in the first place? Well, since all companies/groups that makes Linux distributions wants their product to work on as many machines possible, kernel is compiled in the most generic way possible. That means that it is compiled for low-end processor and it includes all possible modules that kernel has to offer. It is obvious that it is made to work with everything and not to work fast. For example, you will see in many Linux packages, kernel included, filenames have some suffix like i386, i486, i586, i686… It means for which processor they are compiled. i386 and i486 will work on i386 and i486 old processors respectively, and higher, while i586 will work on Pentium 1, and i686 on Pentium pro. So, if you have, for example, Intel Core2, and you use i586 generic file, this means that all of the new and fast instructions that your processor have will be unused. So, if we compile kernel for our processor, it will run much faster.