The openSUSE Linux distribution has traditionally emphasized the KDE desktop and that’s why this VMware appliance comes with KDE. There are also other desktop flavors of SUSE, but this distro is probably the best chance to present the other great alternative to Gnome.
|Appliance||openSUSE 11.4 KDE|
|VM image size||914 MB|
|VM RAM||512 MB|
The developer team of openSUSE has created the version 11.4 with the intent to increase stability and integration of the desktop and not so much to add new and cool features.
Compared to Gnome desktops or even lighter ones like LXDE, KDE needs a bit more resources, speed and memory-wise. Regarding functionality it is more complete than the typical Gnome desktop. The chosen 512 MB for the VM are more a lower limit. While the appliance has been tested with even less than 384 MB, you may want to increase the 512 MB if your physical machine allows that.
Applications: Firefox, LibreOffice, Gimp and many other audio, CD, video, system and communication tools and apps.
Zip md5: 7470a29046311781cbb7c8277f235ee1