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Here are some of the unofficial live distributions based on openSUSE. They are aimed to make non official openSUSE versions, for special purposes.

Education edit

openSUSE Edu Li-f-E bundles the best of software openSUSE has to offer on a live DVD/USB media, entirely dedicated to students, teachers, parents and IT administrators of educational institutes. Everything is put together in a modern operating system which is able to offer a great user experience.

Built on openSUSE Leap 42.1.

openSUSE Education is a community project that aims to provide the best Linux for Education possible
Get the latest openSUSE:Education-Li-f-e.

Other community live CDs edit



Great live installable DVD with a focus on polish and out-of-the-box usability on the desktop. Cinnamon, Xfce, Gnome, Plasma 5, Mate, Budgie, and LXQt editions available.


FyreLinux is a free Linux distribution which is Qt-centerist. It is based on openSUSE Tumbleweed and gives you an option to use either KDE or LXQt as your desktop. The latest version is 17.04 "Pluma". Future versions aim to add Budgie-qt, Lumina and theShell as desktop options.


Marble Live CD - Marble in a Box

Live CD based on openSUSE Leap 42.1, with Marble 1.12.20 and Plasma 5.5.5 out of the box.


A LESS IS MORE respin from Gecko rolling, openSUSE, LMDE, Cub Linux (DISCONTINUED), Joli OS (DISCONTINUED), BBQlinux (DISCONTINUED, Arch-derived, and NOT TO BE CONFUSED with Debian-derived LinuxBBQ), with their key features but my size to be about (even below) 0.6GiB. A rolling only and Cinnamon only distro.

Gears on Gallium

A live installable CD image that functions as a testbed for the latest kernel, Mesa, libdrm and xf86-video-drivers for support of the newest AMD, Intel and NVIDIA hardware.

openSUSE Leap 42.1 live CDs (unofficial) by Kolaflsh

Very simple openSUSE Leap 42.1 live CDs, created with SUSE Studio.

Lietukas (MultiLingual, Lithuanian variant)

KDE desktop with Oxygen icons, VLC media player, codecs, created with SUSE Studio.

openSUSE EcoLab Spin

A spin that aims to provide ecological and biological researchers a better experience when using a Linux distribution. Available as a live installable DVD based on openSUSE Leap 42.1.

Desktop environment development images edit


  • GNOME Next is a development branch aimed at inclusion into Factory. At the point where GNOME:Next reaches stable versions, we will evaluate efforts to branch it off for the latest released version of openSUSE.

Argon and Krypton

  • Packages built for KDE Git using stable and tested openSUSE technologies to track the latest development state of KDE software. Argon is a live installable image based on openSUSE Leap and Krypton is a live installable image.

Build your own live CD edit

Those interested in trying to build their own live CD can take a look at SUSE Studio, or download an existing custom Studio image from SUSE Gallery.

Former community projects edit


  • The Medical project provided relevant packages for physician's practices and other clinical environments like clinical research.

External projects edit

  • Linkat, an openSUSE based distribution developed by the Department of Education of Generalitat de Catalunya and using GNOME as the default desktop environment.

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