GeckoLinux | A User Friendly Alternative To openSUSE

GeckoLinux is a distribution based on openSUSE. It aims to make itself different from openSUSE by delivering a more user friendly experience out of the box. To achieve this it uses additional repositories and has media codecs pre-installed. GeckoLinux also drops the standard openSUSE installer in favour of a live environment where you can install the distro via Calamares. They offer images based on both Tumbleweed and Leap which allows users to choose from a rolling or static release model. You can download a number of different pre-packaged ISO’s with various desktops on offer. In this video I take a quick look at their rolling release using the GNOME desktop environment.

It’s a decent little distribution that has been set up to make things easy straight out of the box. I’d personally still recommend a user installs openSUSE over this and installs any additional codecs and enables other repositories they might need. If you’re looking for an easier, user friendly openSUSE experience then GeckoLinux might be the distribution you’re looking for. If you would like to learn more about GeckoLinux and try it for yourself click here. What do you think of GeckoLinux? Let me know in the comments below!

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