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

  1. Ships with Linux kernel 3.11
  2. X.Org Server 1.14
  3. Proper UEFI support for 64-bit hardware
  4. Btrfs filesystem support
  5. Removable Media drive or USB port
  6. Preliminary client support for NFS 4.2
  7. Better ARM support (including AArch64)
  8. Full support for Chrome OS laptops
  9. Support for Intel Haswell hardware
  10. Improved support for ultra high-resolution in applications
  11. Experimental support for Wayland
  12. Special Raspberry Pi images
  13. The latest OpenStack Havana
  14. VLC Media PlayerKDE 4.11
  15. GNOME 3.10.1
  16. Samba 4.1
  17. Mesa 9.2.1
  18. Chromium 31
  19. LibreOffice 4.1
  20. Calligra 2.7.4
  21. YaST 3.0
  22. Zypper 1.9
  23. GCC 4.8
  24. Xen 4.3
  25. Apache 2.4
  26. Qt 5.1.1 and 4.8.5
  27. PHP 5.4.20
  28. Python 2.7.5 and 3.3

Note: Please go through the Release Notes before an upgrade or installation of OpenSUSE.

Direct Download OpenSuse 13.1 DVD ISO Images

  1. openSUSE-13.1-DVD-i586.iso
  2. openSUSE-13.1-DVD-x86_64.iso

Torrent Download OpenSuse 13.1 DVD ISO Images

  1. openSUSE-13.1-DVD-i586.iso.torrent
  2. openSUSE-13.1-DVD-x86_64.iso.torrent

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.

Boot Options

Boot Options

2. OpenSUSE Installer starts, select “Language” and “Keyboard Layout” and click on “Next“.

Language and Keyboard Selection

Language and Keyboard Selection

3. Select your nearest “Time Zone“.

Select Time Zone

Select 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.

Create Partitions Manually

Create Partitions Manually

5. Create New User, Click on “Change” to create user.

Create New User

Create New User

6. In “Expert Settings” choose “Authentication Method” and “Password Encryption Type” of your choice and click on “Accept“.

Expert Settings

Expert Settings

7. User details, Uncheck the “Automatic Login“.

Submit User Details

Submit User Details

8. Check the details and confirm which will format Hard Drive. You can make changes clicking on headings or on “Change… Button“.

Live Installation Settings

Live Installation Settings

9. Installation Confirmation.

Confirm Installation

Confirm Installation

10. Installation Started.

Perform Installation

Perform Installation

11. Installation Completed. Eject bootable media and restart system.

Installation Completed

Installation Completed

12. Customize the OpenSUSE image post installation.

Automatic Configuration

Automatic Configuration

13. Login Screen. Enter password for user which was created during installation.

OpenSuse Login Screen

OpenSuse Login Screen

14. Updating Software packages post installation. Go to Activities >> Applications >> Software Update.

Software Update

Software Update

15. Software Updates available. You can “Install Updates” or can “Quit” also.

Install Software Updates

Install Software Updates

16. Software’s are up to date.

Software Up-to-date

Software Up-to-date

17. OpenSUSE 13.1 GNOME Desktop.

OpenSuse 13.1 Desktop

OpenSuse 13.1 Desktop

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4 Responses

  1. sayantani says:

    I want a full pack of 4dvd sets not a download link as I want to avoid the net updating installation, please send me the clue, how can I get it ?

  2. Fernando says:

    HI

    Would I be able to use it as a Primary Domain Controller as I see Samba 4.1 comes standard with it? if yes, would you be able to do the set-up with screenshots to run A Primary Domain Controller & Backup Domain Controller with two servers with drs replication between them?

    Love your work……

    Fernando

  3. viktor says:

    I want to install openSUSE KDE to an external HDD. It’s an external 2 TB 3.5 USB HDD on which i need 3 partitions (2 NTFS as storage media that can be accessed from windows as well) and on 1 of which i want to install openSUSE 13.1 x64.

    Can you write down detailed instructions how to do this?

    Many thanks!

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