SymplyOS KDE3 is a special edition of the openSUSE-based SymplyOS Linux operating system that features the old-school KDE3 desktop environment. It is created with the SUSE Studio tool and supports only 32-bit applications.
Distributed as a 32-bit Live CD
Being designed to support only 32-bit apps, this special SymplyOS edition is distributed as a single Live CD ISO image that has been tagged for the i686 architecture. However, it works well on either 64-bit (x86_64) or 32-bit (i686) computers.
Attractive boot prompt à la openSUSE Linux
The boot prompt of this Live CD has been beautified with an attractive background image, but it features standard boot options à la openSUSE Linux, such as the ability to start the live environment with default boot options or in failsafe mode, boot an existing operating system from the first disk or perform a memory test.
Traditional and familiar desktop environment powered by KDE3
As mentioned, the main emphasis of this SymplyOS flavor is the KDE3 desktop environment, which provides users with a traditional and familiar graphical session that comprises of a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen.
Default applications include the Konqueror and Mozilla Firefox web browsers, KTorrent BitTorrent client, Kopete instant messenger, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Kaffeine video player, as well as the entire LibreOffice office suite.
In conclusion, the KDE3 edition of SymplyOS is a very fast and stable operating system that turns back time and gives you the possibility to see how the KDE desktop environment looked like a few years ago, on top of the latest upstream openSUSE release.
Do not hesitate to try some of the other SymplyOS editions, with the KDE4, GNOME and Cinnamon desktop environments, as they’re all available for download on Softpedia.