calamariOS, Huh, What?


When one hears the word calamari, they usually think “yuk!” …or I do anyway. Others will still inevitably think “fried squid.” So, when such an unusual name for a Linux distribution popped up on, it caught my attention. Then when I saw it was based on openSUSE, I had to give it a boot.

It’s not often you see a distribution based on openSUSE. But, as it turns out, it was built using SUSE Studio. With that one can design an installable live CD or USBs as well as a cloud system. You can pick and choose whatever software your heart desires and, like a Food-a-Rac-a-Cycle, your distro magically appears. So, it doesn’t feel quite like a “real distro” compiled from scratch while your better half threatens divorce, buuut, it’s close enough to get on Distrowatch’s waiting list. So, let’s take a peek.

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