SymplyOS Leaf 13.9

3.1.4 GPL v3    
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The Leaf edition of the SymplyOS Linux operating system with the KDE desktop environment

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SymplyOS Leaf is an open source distribution of Linux based on the openSUSE operating system and built around the KDE Plasma desktop environment. It is developed with the SUSE Studio tool.

Available for download as a 32-bit Live DVD

The distribution can be downloaded via Softpedia or directly from its official homepage (see link above) as a Live DVD ISO image that will support only 32-bit applications.

However, it can run on either 64-bit (x86_64) or 32-bit (i386) hardware platforms. The user must write the ISO image to either a DVD disc or a USB flash drive in order to boot it from the BIOS of a PC.

Boot prompt à la openSUSE Linux

The beautiful boot prompt implemented in this Live CD provides users with the ability to start the live environment with default boot options or in safe graphics mode, boot an existing operating system from the first disk drive, as well as to run a memory diagnostic test.

Beautiful, modern and productive desktop environment powered by KDE Plasma

The default and only desktop environment of this openSUSE-based operating system is KDE Plasma, which comprises of a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where the user can launch applications or interact with running programs.

Includes a plethora of open source applications

There are many open source applications pre-installed on the Leaf edition of SymplyOS, among which we can mention the Mozilla Firefox web browser, Dolphin file manager, Amarok audio player, Akregator news reader, KTorrent torrent downloader, KMail email client, Kate text editor, and K3b CD/DVD/BD burning software.

Bottom line

In conclusion, the Lead edition of SymplyOS proves to be a stable and incredibly fast operating system that includes a plethora of free applications and it is ready for installation in one-click. You should also check out the KDE, GNOME, Cinnamon and Business editions of SymplyOS.

SymplyOS Leaf 13.9 was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 17th, 2014
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