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A free MeeGo-like operating system for netbook computers based off of openSUSE Linux

editor's review




Smeegol Linux is an open source netbook operating system developed by members of the openSUSE community. This unique project uses MeeGo’s acclaimed interface on top of the latest upstream openSUSE release.

It’s distributed as 32-bit/64-bit Live DVDs

The operating system is currently distributed as two Live DVD ISO images, one for each of the supported hardware platforms, 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64). The ISO images have approximately 800MB in size each and can be deployed to either DVD discs or USB flash drives of 1GB or higher capacity.

Boot menu à la openSUSE Linux

The Live DVD boot menu includes standard boot options and looks identical with the one used on the openSUSE Linux operating system. It will allow you to start the live system with the default kernel or in failsafe mode, perform a system memory diagnostic test, as well as to boot from the local drive.

Comes pre-installed with open source software

When using Smeegol Linux, the user will be able to browse the Internet in style with the powerful Mozilla Firefox or the lightweight Chromium web browsers, manager network connection with the highly acclaimed NetworkManager software and listen to his or her favorite artists with the Banshee music player.

Integrates support for popular social networks

Support for popular social networks, such as Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Digg or MySpace, is also integrated in this MeeGo-like mobile operating system suitable for netbook computers. The Evolution Express software will handle all your PIM (Personal Information Manager) data, including sending and receiving of emails.

It’s fully compatible with the openSUSE software repositories

Users will be able install additional software packages from the official openSUSE repositories, as well as from other third-party software repositories. The operating system can be easily installed on your netbook computer using the groundbreaking openSUSE one-click install technology.

Smeegol was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 8th, 2014

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