EXTON OpSuS Mini/Gnome/KDE 32bit/64bit Linux Live USB - version 140119, 140117 respectively 131124
EXTON OpSuS 13.1 Mini/Gnome/KDE is based on openSUSE 13.1, released 20131119.
About the Gnome and KDE versions
EXTON OpSuS Gnome/KDE uses kernel 3.11.6 and Gnome 3.10/KDE 4.11.3. Installed programs: Among many other programs, Firefox, Thunderbird, FileZilla, Gimp, Vlc, NetworkManager, GParted and LibreOffice. You'll run the system as root or as the ordinary user live. Root's and live's password is root/live. EXTON OpSuS can easily be installed to hard drive (of those who so desire). That is directly while running the system from a USB stick. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of January 17, 2014 (Gnome version) respectively November 24, 2013 (KDE version). The system language is English.
SPECIAL NOTES about the Mini version of EXTON OpSuS of 140119
EXTON OpSuS 13.1 32bit Mini uses the Fluxbox Desktop environment. Only a minimun of software is pre-installed. (Firefox, NetworkManager, Yast2 (openSUSE Control Center), LXTerminal, Leafpad and GPicview). This version is for people with older 32 bit computers with perhaps only 512 MB RAM. Just like the other two versions of EXTON OpSuS 13.1 you run the Mini version from a USB stick with persistence. You can of course also install the system to hard drive (if you want). I give you the pleasure to install any additional software that you need. You'll run the Mini version as root (superuser). After boot you'll end up in console mode. Run the command startx to enter Fluxbox. Maybe you'll have to configure X firts. Do it with the command X -configure and mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Then run startx again. To configure your wireless network you'll have to start NetworkManager. Do it with the commands NetworkManager and nm-applet. Then click on the nm-applet icon down to the right. It will look like this.
Installing to a USB stick with persistence and then to hard drive
After installing EXTON OpSuS 13.1 to a USB stick, you can change the system completely and then install the system to a hard drive. You can also continue to have it only on the USB stick and run EXTON OpSuS (all three versions) on any computer you want. If you install EXTON OpSuS on a large enough (and fast) USB stick, you can go ahead and install for example LXDE, Mate or Xfce4. All your system changes are automatically saved to the USB stick.
Install EXTON OpSuS 13.1 on a USB stick with persistence (all versions)
1. You shall/must install EXTON OpSuS 13.1 on a USB stick.
When downloading EXTON OpSuS KDE4, it comes in the form of a zip file (EXTON-OpSuS-13.1-64bit-KDE-1030mb-131124.zip) of 1030 MB. After unpacking with (for example) 7-Zip, you will have a file named EXTON-OpSuS-13.1-64bit-KDE-131124.img. It is of 2950 MB. This is the file you want to install to a USB stick of at least 4 GB.
2. Format a USB stick with FAT32 file system in Windows. (Right click and select format).
3. Download the program Win32 Disk Imager in your Windows system and start it. It will then look like this.
4. Find your img file and make sure that you select the correct "Device" to install to.
5. Then just restart the computer with the usb stick in place and have fun!
If you follow the above five points all your changes to the system are automatically saved on the stick. Ie your changes to the system are retained even after reboot. It's also pretty good if you then decide to install the system to hard drive. One reason for such an installation may be that you want to run the system faster. NOTE: You must use the latest version of Win32 Disk Imager. NOTE also: You shall also follow the five steps above as regards EXTON_OpSuS_13.1_32bit_gnome_980mb_140117.zip and EXTON_mOpSuS_13.1_32bit_535mb_140119.zip.
Alternative USB installation in Linux
You can (of course) install EXTON OpSuS 13.1 (all three versions) to a USB stick also in Linux. For example in OpenSUSE 13.1. In openSUSE, you shall use the program Suse Studio Imagewriter. In openSUSE, you must change the file extension .img (of the IMAGE file) to .raw. Imagewriter is installed in EXTON OpSuS 13.1 Gnome.
Log in to Gnome respectively KDE
Log in to the Desktop as the ordinary user live or as root (superuser). Passwords: live/root. When logged in as live you can use Sudo to become root. (Command sudo su). That can be useful sometimes. NOTE: You will be automatically logged in to KDE as user live. Just log out from KDE and back if you want to run EXTON OpSuS as root. It can look like this. In EXTON OpSuS Gnome you will end up at GDM's login screen. Log in as root or live to Gnome 3.10 or Gnome Classic.
Samba in EXTON OpSuS KDE
You can use Samba to connect to your Windows computers in your Network. Just open up Konqueror Web Browser and go to (for example) smb://192.168.168. It can look like this.
Wireless connections in EXTON OpSuS Gnome
Use NetworkManager. To be able to do that you must first enable NetworkManager in Yast2. It will look like this. Then you must open up a terminal and start the NetworkManager applet with this command (as root): nm-applet. You will see the applet icon in the upper right corner. Click on it and choose your network. It will look like this.
Install EXTON OpSuS to hard drive
You'll find the install program
(Live-Installer) under Menu >> Administration >> YAST Control Center. Just install EXTON OpSuS as any other Linux distribution. I.e.: Follow Live-Installer's instructions. The program is in Swedish (for example) if you choose so.
Why should someone choose EXTON OpSuS/openSUSE?
The IMAGE file EXTON_mOpSuS_13.1_32bit_535mb_140119.zip can be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society's server.
The IMAGE file EXTON_OpSuS_13.1_32bit_gnome_980mb_140117.zip can also be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society's server
The IMAGE file EXTON-OpSuS-13.1-64bit-KDE-1030mb-131124.zip can also be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society's server.
Alternative DOWNLOAD location
EXTON OpSuS 13.1 Mini/Gnome/KDE Linux Live USB (all three versions) can also be downloaded from SourceForge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.
md5sum for EXTON OpSuS Mini 32bit IMAGE (zip) which is of 535 MB.
md5sum for EXTON OpSuS Gnome 32bit IMAGE (zip) which is of 980 MB.
md5sum for EXTON OpSuS KDE IMAGE 64bit (zip) which is of 1030 MB.
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Screenshot - KDE - wlan
Screenshot - KDE - live install
- KDE - GParted
Screenshot - Gnome desktop
Screenshot - Fluxbox desktop
Why should someone choose EXTON OpSuS/openSUSE?