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July 16, 2009

openSUSE 11.1 Added to click2try Open Source Catalog

Virtualized applications host click2try, has announced the availability of openSUSE 11.1 in its online catalog of virtualized Open Source applications.
openSUSE is community-developed, Linux-based operating system that is ideal for laptops, desktops and servers and is sponsored by Novell (News - Alert).
The openSUSE distro available at includes the KDE and GNOME desktops and contains a variety of applications such as a Web browser, Pidgen IM, chat clients, multimedia tools, graphics tools, and many more.
At click2try, users get access to the GNOME desktop and the full openSUSE 11.1 distribution and Linux kernel through its Xen-based virtual machine and VM Jukebox.
According to officials, the openSUSE Project aims at promoting the widespread use of Linux. Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, openSUSE community manager said that including openSUSE in the click2try catalog makes it that much easier for people to try and use the OS.
As the popularity of openSUSE increases, several application providers are showing interest in providing specialized applications to run on openSUSE, including dozens of education applications.
Back in April, the openSUSE Project and the Linux Foundation announced that the openSUSE Build Service would be added to the Linux Developer Network (LDN), extending its availability to developers globally, TMCnet reported.
LDN is making an openSUSE Build Service interface available for developers to create packages for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu (News - Alert), openSUSE and SUSELinux Enterprise.
A Community site, click2try enables users to try applications for free and to use them by subscription. The site provides a way for individuals and companies to easily evaluate and use the best Linux distributions in the Open Source market.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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