Oct 5, 2009

Goodbye Bauer-Puntu. Hello Open Bauer-Power!

A few months ago, not long after the release of Ubuntu 9.04, I released my 3rd installment of the mildly popular Bauer-Puntu 9.04. In my announcement for that, I noted that 9.04 may be the last version. I am here to tell you that 9.04 will indeed be the last version. It is simply too much of a pain to create an maintain.

That doesn’t mean the end of Bauer-Power slightly customized Linux goodness is going away though. No, it will just be different. The next version of Bauer-Power Linux will be called Open Bauer-Power, and will be based on OpenSUSE 11.1! I wanted to call it Bauer-Puse, but a friend of mine pointed out how that may actually sound vulgar and offend some people. After thinking about it, I think my friend may be correct.

Why is this easier to build than Bauer-Puntu you may ask? Well, for Bauer-Puntu I have to do a lot of customizations, then re-package everything using Remastersys. For Open Bauer-Power I will be using my new invite for SUSE Studio that lets me create my own custom SUSE based distro with just a few mouse clicks online!

Here is a screenshot of my custom boot up splash, login screen etc for Open Bauer-Power:


Open Bauer-Power is not ready to download yet. I want to play with it a bit, and iron out any problems. Rest assured though, I will make it available as a Live-CD as well as a Live-USB like I did with Bauer-Puntu 9.04.

What kind of stuff do you want to see in Open Bauer-Power? Hit me up in the comments!

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