Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2006 22:32 UTC, submitted by Sander Antoniades
KDE SUSE developer Stephan Binner has released a VMware image of SUSE 10 with KDE 3.5 installed, enabling people to run KDE 3.5 inside any platform supported by the freeware VMware player. "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."
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The topic..
by akauppi on Mon 2nd Jan 2006 23:27 UTC
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2005-11-26

I misread it as "VMware Prayer".. ;)

Player, Payer, Prayer, whatever... please fix.

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Nice
by djst on Mon 2nd Jan 2006 23:32 UTC
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2005-08-07

Nice to have a KDE 3.5 image to play with. Now I don't have to install all the KDE packages in Ubuntu whenever I feel like testing stuff.

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Excellent Idea
by Anon on Mon 2nd Jan 2006 23:33 UTC
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2006-01-02

I wasn't aware there was a 'VMWare Player'... After a bit of searching, you can download it here:

http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

.. and download some other pre-built virtual machines, here:

http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/vm/

Kick Ass :-)

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Payer?
by Unbeliever on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 00:22 UTC
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2005-07-09

What is it paying? :p

You must have meant Player...

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Virtual Machines
by Barry on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 01:03 UTC
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2006-01-03

would like to see more OSs released as vms. Especially the hobby ones. I see lots of OSs on here that I's like to have a play with, but I can't go through the process of setting up a partition and installing from scratch for each on.

Maybe it should be a step in the development process that it be able to bot as a VM.

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RE: Virtual Machines
by mOrPhie on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 09:33 UTC in reply to "Virtual Machines"
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2006-01-02

2005 was the year of the live-cd's. Since there currently is a free VM-ware-Player available, 2006 might become the year of the VM-Ware images. I absolutely hope so. ;)

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Darn!
by fretinator on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 01:20 UTC
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2005-07-06

I tried the VM Player under Mandriva 2006, and when I run the config.pl utility, it hard locks up my computer. I use Parallels instead. I'm just hoping someone will make a utlity to convert images from VMWare to Parallels. There are so many good images floating around.

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So slow...
by aesiamun on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 03:14 UTC
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Member since:
2005-06-29

<rant>
This is why bit torrent is so nice. I'm sitting on a
8MB Cable connection downloading at 45.7KB/sec.
</rant>

Ok, this is nice. I like the fact that they can release full test images like this. It saves me from compiling it or messing up my kde libs on my centos box.

Anyway, good job KDE folks!

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argh
by ZaNkY on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 03:42 UTC
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2005-10-18

Too slow for me to download.... I tried downloading it, left the room for like an hour, came back, wasn't past 30 %.

Not worth the time, then again I can be very impatient at times ;)


Nice idea, poorly executed. Next time host it on some better server? or maybe torrent it (like suggested)?

--ZaNkY

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Or...
by wakeupneo on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 08:58 UTC
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2005-07-06

..if you're already running Suse 10 and want to upgrade to KDE 3.5, just follow this method:

http://desktoplinux.com/articles/AT8795467710.html

I upgraded yesterday and can only say "Wow!" What a difference the jump to 3.5 makes. No problems have surfaced as yet, but it did fix some issues I was having (e.g. X was leaking memory on my setup like a sieve) so the upgrade is well worth it.

Edited 2006-01-03 09:09

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..nearly forgot...
by wakeupneo on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 09:00 UTC
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2005-07-06

The above works for Suse 9.1 and higher, not just 10.0 ;)

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vmware and nothing else
by l3v1 on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 10:33 UTC
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2005-07-06

Well, this is nice, and I would try it if I weren't already using kde 3.5 for a time now. Anyway, having lots of vmware images around is a nice touch. All I want is a bare base-install linux system with lots of ram and a good cpu running nothing else than vmware with some guest OSes just a tab away. Hardware support should get better to achieve this, but i'd really like to have it this way. And before you come with xen, well xen is great, I'd like to have win, osx, linuxes, bsds, solaris, all being able to run on the same HAL, be it provided by vmware or something else, doesn't matter.

I want to wake up one day so that when I power up the machine a vmware (or something similar in functionality) console pops up and I just run whatever I want, in paraller, no reboots, no pain.

That, my friends, should be done. And fast.

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30kB/s takes forever :|
by yfkar on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 19:27 UTC
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2005-09-05

Is there a .torrent anywhere?

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30-50kb?
by ArKay on Wed 4th Jan 2006 06:50 UTC
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2005-07-13

What's wrong with your routes? ~530kb/s here (which is nearly the max for my 5mbit line ;) )

Edited 2006-01-04 06:51

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Interesting...
by yfkar on Wed 4th Jan 2006 13:40 UTC
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Member since:
2005-09-05

The .zip goes 25kB/s and the .tar.bz2 200+ (max for my connection)

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