"KDE 3.5 on SUSE Linux 10" for VMware Player

Announcing something which has been cooking already last year but got delayed by POTS bandwidth shortage over the holidays:

VMware released a player for free with which you can run pre-built virtual machines. Somehow their virtual machine center offers under "Novell" only SLES and NLD images. :-? I created an image which contains a standard KDE desktop installation of SUSE Linux 10.0 OSS, upgraded to KDE 3.5 including KOffice 1.4.2 excluding non-KDE applications. It's a fully working installation so don't forget to install and try some additional KDE applications - and to run the security update when you're asked to. ;-)

You can download it from developer.kde.org archived either as 588 MB flavor for Microsoft Windows or 537 MB for Linux.


it'd be great to have either a faster mirror or a bittorrent link...

By superstoned at Tue, 01/03/2006 - 11:33

Or how about downloading it simply later/tomorrow? ;-)

By at Tue, 01/03/2006 - 11:47

yeah, but i want to show it to some ppl on my work, here... let'em see what linux can do ;-)

By superstoned at Tue, 01/03/2006 - 11:54

It's Thursday at 4 PM and the download is still running at less than 1KB per second (from both my work machine and my home machine).

Bummer...I really wanted to try this.

By nullqwerty at Thu, 01/05/2006 - 21:04

The machine is actually not slow, it's just that the uplink of the machine is under "new year maintenance" currently and KDE admins didn't know about it.

By at Tue, 01/03/2006 - 17:21

Small update, I added links to torrents someone gracefully set up and is seeding.

By at Sat, 01/07/2006 - 05:58


thanks, but what is the default root pw?!?

By der_knob at Tue, 01/03/2006 - 13:11

It's written on the web page: toor

By at Tue, 01/03/2006 - 13:13


By der_knob at Tue, 01/03/2006 - 13:32

Hi Stephan --

We're linking to the image from VMware's VMTN Virtual Machine Center, which is not going to help your bandwidth.

Let us know if this is not ok, or if you have any updates or a torrent available.

John Troyer
jtroyer at vmware

By jtroyer at Tue, 01/03/2006 - 22:19