Want a personalized Linux OS with exactly the packages you want? Suse Sudio can do it for you in minutes. That too online. Right in your browser. No command-lines and no editing configuration files. Its unbelievably easy and fast that I created a distro myself in just 30 minutes and Suse Studio built the CD image for me. And of-course all of that Novell does it for you free of cost !!!
What is Suse Studio?
Suse Studio is a build service from Novell. It runs from your browser. You can log in using your google account and start building your custom Linux Desktop right away. Initially you have to choose the base system which can be a base Open Suse system with or without base (minimal) GNOME/KDE. Then you move on to selecting the packages. It lets you choose from the Open Suse repository or ANY custom repository. Also it lets you upload rpm files. Then you can configure user settings including username, wallpaper (which you may upload), time settings and network configuration. Finally you can build your OS into a CD image, Virtual Machine, EC2 cloud image, USB stick image etc. Your project will be hosted on the site and others can download it as well !!! And Novell has hosted it on an amazing server that download speed is unbelievable !!!
- It lets you build a custom OS whichever way you want it right from a browser in an easy to understand manner.
- Suse studio lets you clone other people’s projects and develop further.
- It lets you trial run it from your browser. Yes the OS will boot up IN your BROWSER !!!
I made an OS “GNOMEShell Love” in around 30 mins. It has Gome shell preinstalled. But it will have to be evoked manually by running gnome-shell –replace. I would love it if anyone would love to test run it and give a feedback.
Cool huh??!! Go on, build your own OS.