Type of site
|Operating system build service|
|Dissolved||February 15, 2018|
|Registration||Optional (required to build and download appliances)|
|Written in||HTML and Flash|
SUSE Studio was an online Linux software creation tool by SUSE. Users could develop their own Linux distro, software appliance, or virtual appliance, mainly choosing which applications and packages they want on their "custom" Linux and how it looks.
The SUSE Studio service was shut down on February 15, 2018.
Image formats and booting options
SUSE Studio supports the following image formats and booting options:
- Live CD/DVD / ISO image
- VMDK (VMware disk image)
- VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)
- [Hard] disk image
- USB image
- KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
- OVF (Open Virtualization Format)
- AMI (Amazon Machine Image) for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
- Preboot Execution Environment (onsite version only)
SUSE Studio in use
On SUSE Gallery one can find a catalog of the images created in SUSE Studio. These are available for download as well as immediate deployment on the supported cloud platforms. Upon logging in, cloning and test-driving images is possible.
SUSE Studio is what powered the fan-made Chrome OS, which was a semi-stripped-down system loaded with the developers' version of Google Chrome, Google web application links, and OpenOffice.org (not to be confused with Google's "Chrome OS").
The many desktop environments supported (not limited to):
- Qt only
- GTK+ only
- Qt and GTK+ integrated
On November 9, 2017, Novell announced that they would be shutting down SUSE Studio Online on February 15, 2018. SUSE Studio Express will replace the service, because of previous merging with Open Build Service and SUSE Studio Online.
- Open Build Service (formerly openSUSE Build Service)
- openSUSE Project
- SUSE Linux
- SUSE Studio ImageWriter