OpenSUSE 11.1

OpenSUSE 11.1

Article from Issue 99/2009


OpenSUSE blends the technical horsepower of Novell, one of the world's largest IT companies, with the engineering elegance of one of the world's oldest and best known Linux distributions.

OpenSUSE 11.1 includes several improvements to important tools, including a major upgrade to the 3.0 productivity suite. SUSE's famous YaST administration suite offers an enhanced partitioner and improvements for installing software and monitoring networks. The latest openSUSE also boasts better iPod synchronization, an updated Banshee media player, and several new tools for the desktop. Regardless of your interest or expertise, openSUSE 11.1 delivers a commendable collection of inestimable applications.


Linux kernel 2.6.27 7.4

KDE 4.1.3/3.5.10

GNOME 2.24

Evolution 2.24

OpenOffice 3.0

KOffice 1.6.3

GIMP 2.6.2

Firefox 3.0.4

Thunderbird 2.0

Kaffeine 0.8.7

K3b 1.0.5

Amarok 1.4.10/2.0 beta

KTorrent 3.1.5

Digikam 0.9.4

Additional Resources

[1] OpenSUSE project:

[2] OpenSUSE wiki:

[3] OpenSUSE forums:

[4] OpenSUSE Communicate:

[5] OpenSUSE support database:

[6] Novell documentation:

System Requirements

Processor: Works with most Pentium class or better processors

Memory: 512MB recommended

Hard Disk: At least 500MB for a minimal system; 3GB recommended for a standard system

DVD Boot

Place this DVD in the drive and restart your system. If your computer doesn't start, make sure your BIOS is configured to boot from a DVD. Enter the BIOS setup menu (see your vendor documentation), make sure DVD boot is enabled, and make sure the DVD drive appears before the hard drive in the boot order.

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