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SUSE Studio — Linux Customization For the Masses 126

Posted by kdawson
from the rolling-your-own dept.
apokryphos writes "Novell just released the first alpha of SUSE Studio (screencast), which provides an easy way to customize your own Linux distribution with the software and configuration you want. Among other things, you can spin a Live CD, a USB image, or create a VMware image. It builds upon the already established openSUSE Build Service and KIWI imaging system."
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SUSE Studio — Linux Customization For the Masses

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 26, 2009 @08:29PM (#26615649)

    Honestly, what the fuck. We already know the "editors" don't read the articles, but is it too much to ask to verify the links?!?! Sadly, I think the answer is "yes". At this point in time, I see no reason why every single "editor" couldn't be replaced by a simple script.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 26, 2009 @08:54PM (#26615877)

    It's an alpha, genius. Not only that, but their target demographic is *gasp* people who use linux, which has no official version of IE.

  • by techno-vampire (666512) on Monday January 26, 2009 @09:48PM (#26616335) Homepage
    In TFA, Matthew Richards is quoted as saying, "We didn't achieve mass customization of cars until Ford thought up the assembly line." No, Mr. Richards, that's not what Ford's assembly line achieved. It achieved mass production of essentially identical cars. That's why, for many years, you could buy a Ford in any color you wanted, as long as you wanted black. Similarly, you can use this software to produce any custom Linux you want, as long as you want it based on Open SuSe.
  • Fedora Spins? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by kenh (9056) on Tuesday January 27, 2009 @01:19AM (#26618113) Homepage Journal

    Haven't I seen this before - yes, over on Fedora, they have a "spins" functionality, making this an evolutionary, not revolutionary improvement.

    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CustomSpins [fedoraproject.org]

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 27, 2009 @04:00AM (#26618955)

    Reading is an art-form, it seems:

    "Opera, is not officially supported" versus
    "Other browsers which will most likely work ... OPERA"

    What part didn't you understand?

  • by cerberusss (660701) on Tuesday January 27, 2009 @05:11AM (#26619375) Homepage Journal

    but the most painful part of any project is trying to get your site, which validates and renders properly in all other browsers, to render correctly in IE--which takes up the remaining 75% of the development time

    I find that percentage hard to believe. Almost all IE6 bugs have been thoroughly documented including fixes. If you consistently spend that percentage of time, then I think you need to rethink your process. For example, one developer could focus on IE6 bugs and port your layouts. That person would have most bugs (including fixes) in his head.

  • I thought... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Hurricane78 (562437) <deleted AT slashdot DOT org> on Tuesday January 27, 2009 @06:33AM (#26619829)

    ...that's, what Gentoo Linux is for.

    You can't get any more customization, without doing Linux from scratch.

    And why in the world would I want to install an RPM-based package manager, when I can have a Ports-based one?

  • Re:Yes (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anarke_Incarnate (733529) on Tuesday January 27, 2009 @10:09AM (#26621447)
    Dude, you are so full of shit, your eyes are brown. Microsoft does NOT own Novell in part nor in whole. Microsoft paid Novell in a cross license/agree not to sue our customers deal. Novell Paid MS in the same deal, just a lot less.

    MS thought they had a Tier 1 Linux vendor by the short hairs and sent press releases saying that Novell agreed that Linux infringed on their IP. Novell released their own stating "Go screw, no we don't" essentially.

    Short of the MS apologist, Miguel, Novell has not agreed with MS in many ways, however they have worked on interoperability with contributions to SAMBA as well as Open Office, to allow better MS Office compatibility for macros and such.

    Before you make yourself look EVEN STUPIDER, I suggest you stop talking.

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