Thursday, December 07, 2006

openSUSE 10.2

Moosy openSUSE 10.2, LAST UPDATE: feb 10, 2007

All updates, patches and fixes for SUSE Linux

Additional packages Repositories (script to add) - howto

openSUSE 10.2 Documentation / Manual


SUSE Linux, one of the oldest Linux distribution was originally developed by a German company. Not many people will know that SuSE is an acronym in the German language for “Software und System-Entwicklung” which translates as software and system development.

After lot of work, openSUSE 10.2 formerly know as SUSE Linux 10.x is now available:

openSUSE 10.2 will be offered as boxed product in Europe through retail as
usual. In North America the box will be available through Due to production lead time first boxes will show
up on shelves and onlineshops mid of December.

As usual, it ships all the latest open source packages available at the
time. But special mention to the redesigned GNOME and KDE
desktop, Firefox 2.0, ext3 as new default file system, support for internal
SD card readers, new power managment and last but not least our improved
package management.

There are 2 ways you can get 10.2:

  • openSUSE Linux 10.2 Box/Retail = tech-support + closed source software + printed manuals. The retail box will contain 1 DVD9 (double layered) for x86 and x86_64, 5 CDs for i386 containing only OSS packages, plus one CD containing closed source add-on packages. As before, the DVD9 version contains more packages than the CD version. Downloadable DVDs have a reduced package selection compared to the retail DVD, because the retail DVD is double-layer and can hold more data. (as far as I understand)
  • openSUSE Linux 10.2 Downloadable = For download we offer as ISOs the 5 CD open source version plus our add-on CD with proprietary portions, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, RealNetworks RealPlayer, and Sun Java Runtime Environment. DVDs for all architectures are available and contain the open source version plus proprietary add-ons. For the first time we offer a language add-on CD which offers support for languages which are not part of our base language set up.

    product highlights


Moosy screenshots and wallpapers here
Our good friend E@zyVG made some images of the installation


openSUSE 10.2 official documentation -
download the released version of openSUSE -
release notes for 10.2 -
product highlights -
dvd label -
novell -
support -
guide(box) -


Enterprise Enthusiast
Products SLES10 nad/or SLED10 openSUSE 10.2
Target segments IT buyers looking for a hardened, supported Linux platform backed by a reliable product release cycle Linux users and technical enthusiasts, experienced computer users and community developers
Distribution Direct, channel, OEM Retail
Release strategy 18–24 months 8 months
Technical support Comprehensive support options, available in flexible configurations 90-day install only
Security patches Yes Limited availability
Updates Yes No
Update protection Yes No
Service-packs Yes No
ISV certifications Yes No
HW certifications Yes No
Indemnification Yes No
Guarantee Yes: seven years* No
Printed manuals No Yes
Training Yes No
Consulting Yes No

*Platform is guaranteed for seven years from date of general availability.
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Support options

The start-up guide that's in the box

InfoWorld Honors SUSE With 2007 Technology of the Year Award


hacking opensuse 10.2 article

novell client on opensuse 10.2

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