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Windows 7: SUSE 11.4 Virtual Image available for vmware users

04 Apr 2011   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
SUSE 11.4 Virtual Image available for vmware users

Hi all
For those who want to try out SUSE LINUX 11.4 (KDE version) without hassle of install etc then you can download a vmware version with a lot of apps already installed.

The link also gives a few other Linux distro choices. These should also work with VMPLAYER too if you don't have vmware workstation.

VMware image and appliance download

Use the Bittorrent download to keep the server load bandwidth down -- BTW this is a 100% TOTALLY LEGAL and GOOD use of Bittorrent - all torrents aren't illegal / pirated software. Loads of linux distros are supplied this way as well.

Anyway have fun.

(Hope not against Forum rules - but I do know lots of people have an interest in trying out / learning Linux and by running as a VM on Windows seems to me an EXCELLENT way of not only learning about Linux but also discovering the great use of Virtual Machines too).


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04 Apr 2011   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I will start by saying that I don't know anything about running anything as VM, but I am curious why the VM image is so small, compared to a DVD iso, which is 4.3GBs, while the VM image is less that 1GB? It kind of sounds as though a lot has been stripped out of the VM image.
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04 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Linux distributions are often huge (4+GB's) because they contain all of the software under the sun on the disk. Everything from the OS and desktop, to things like DNS servers, DHCP servers, SQL Servers, Web Servers, Network news servers, you name it, it's there. But most admins, don't load even close to everything. In fact, I usually load almost nothing and add only what I need on a particular server. My builds often only contain 350 or so of the nearly 5,000 packages that might be available for the distro.

And I concur 1000% with doing as much as you can in a virtual machine. Great learning experience with almost 0 risk to your actual machine and OS.
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