OpenSUSE 13.1 Released – Desktop Installtion Guide with Screenshots, Tour & Review
One of the most widely used Linux distribution “OpenSUSE Linux” was released of it’s 13.1 version on November 19, 2013, which introduces major features, updated applications, and support for new technologies out there. Many of us don’t have that much time to go through every details or features of newly released OpenSUSE 13.1 Linux Operating System. We as a team is pro-actively doing review of popular Linux distributions to sum up all the major features to our valuable audience for their ready reference. OpenSUSE is a complete Linux Operating System for Desktop users, Server and cloud technologies sponsored by Novell.
Main Features of OpenSUSE 13.1
- Ships with Linux kernel 3.11
- X.Org Server 1.14
- Proper UEFI support for 64-bit hardware
- Btrfs filesystem support
- Removable Media drive or USB port
- Preliminary client support for NFS 4.2
- Better ARM support (including AArch64)
- Full support for Chrome OS laptops
- Support for Intel Haswell hardware
- Improved support for ultra high-resolution in applications
- Experimental support for Wayland
- Special Raspberry Pi images
- The latest OpenStack Havana
- VLC Media PlayerKDE 4.11
- GNOME 3.10.1
- Samba 4.1
- Mesa 9.2.1
- Chromium 31
- LibreOffice 4.1
- Calligra 2.7.4
- YaST 3.0
- Zypper 1.9
- GCC 4.8
- Xen 4.3
- Apache 2.4
- Qt 5.1.1 and 4.8.5
- PHP 5.4.20
- Python 2.7.5 and 3.3
Note: Please go through the Release Notes before an upgrade or installation of OpenSUSE.
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OpenSUSE 13.1 Desktop Installation Guide
1. Here we begin Installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 32bit Desktop version. Download Live .ISO file and boot the system with bootable media and select “Installation” option.
2. OpenSUSE Installer starts, select “Language” and “Keyboard Layout” and click on “Next“.
3. Select your nearest “Time Zone“.
4. You can create partitions manually, if you are not sure you can leave the default partitions as it is. We can set Btrfs as a default file system.
5. Create New User, Click on “Change” to create user.
6. In “Expert Settings” choose “Authentication Method” and “Password Encryption Type” of your choice and click on “Accept“.
7. User details, Uncheck the “Automatic Login“.
8. Check the details and confirm which will format Hard Drive. You can make changes clicking on headings or on “Change… Button“.
9. Installation Confirmation.
10. Installation Started.
11. Installation Completed. Eject bootable media and restart system.
12. Customize the OpenSUSE image post installation.
13. Login Screen. Enter password for user which was created during installation.
14. Updating Software packages post installation. Go to Activities >> Applications >> Software Update.
15. Software Updates available. You can “Install Updates” or can “Quit” also.
16. Software’s are up to date.
17. OpenSUSE 13.1 GNOME Desktop.