openSUSE Edu Li-f-e 12.2 is a spin off ISO based on openSUSE mantis. Unlike the original ISO the Education Life ISO is a highly polished bit of distribution. As the name suggests it is tailored to cater to the needs of your everyday life. It also has a bunch of educational software bundled in it. After installing the Linuz you need not bother about installation of OSS and Non-OSS software etc. I have never tried out openSUSE Edu Li-f-e before but now that i have taken it for a spin it is amazing. openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 edition is too cool to miss. It openSUSE on steroids.
There are multiple options available to download the ISOs
- It has KDE, GNOME and Cinnamon too.
- It has all the required multimedia codecs pre installed. It runs almost all the restricted formats(mp3s, mp4s, flvs..). No more multimedia related tweaks :-)
- It has almost all the applications that you will need on a day to day basis.
For more information about openSUSE-Education Li-f-e distribution and creating live USB stick check out the following links:
- You can download them directly from this url
- You can download using torrent clients using this torrent file.
- You can download using metalink(fast download using multiple mirrors) using this link or this link using a Firefox / Seamonkey browser Add-on called DownThemAll!
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 KDE desktop
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 Cinnamon desktop
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 GNOME 3.4.2 desktop
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 Educational Software
There are wide range of Educational software that come bundled in the ISO like Avogadro (molecule editor), klavaro (Typing tutor), Kanagram(Anagram game), Stellarium (Astronomical simulator)
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 Games Software
There are the usual set of Games packaged with any other openSUSE version like gbrainy(favourite), chess, Freecell
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 Graphics Software
If you into editing images and stuff then you are in luck as you have a whole gamut of software pre installed namely Inkscape, Blender, Gimp, sk1(vector graphics similar to CorelDRAW). For amateurish work you can use mtpaint and mypaint.
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 Internet Software
You have Browsers (Konqueror, Firefox), Soft Phone (Ekiga), Chat clients (Empathy, Kopete, Konversation, Pidgin), Mail clients (Claws, Evolution, Kmail), RSS / News clients (Akregator, Liferea) ,Torrent clients (Ktorrent, Tarnsmission), Twitter Client(Choqok),FTP client(gFTP) etc installed under internet related software category.
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 Office Applications
You the LibreOffice package installed as well as alternative Office software such as Abiword and Gnumeric installed. In addition you also get ultra cool Stardict(dictionary), GnuCash(Financial tool) and FBReader (e-book reader)
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 Programming Applications
The Bywater BASIC Interpreter (bwBASIC) brought back fond memories of writing simple programs in basic language which is considered to be the best language to start off with. BlueJ which happens to be a Java IDE with with inbuilt "Class Diagram" editor was pretty functional and novel.I liked BlueJ as it could automatically draw Class Diagrams as we develop the project which is pretty cool and it is quite light weight too. You also have other IDEs like KDevelop4, MonoDevelop installed.
BlueJ in action
bwBASIC in action
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 Sound &Video Applications
As i have mentioned earlier the distribution supports all restricted formats. It has VLC, GM MPLAYER, Totem, Kaffeine as the video players. The audio players / music managers consist of Amarok, Banshee and Audacious. Hydrogen Drum machine is simply mind blowing and very easily to use. I randomly whipped up something and viola it turned into cool music.
openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 System Tools & Others
The distribution comes with Htop pre-installed which is very good thinking on part of the developers. The GSEBLinux application is a cool Linux guide for newbies. Disks or palimpsest is a pretty good disk management utility. The distribution comes preinstalled with wine which saves time installing it.Using Dosbox you can play all your favourite DOS games
Wine and Dosbox
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