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Sans Frontieres OS

Published by Lovejoy
Based on openSUSE 12.1 32-bit x86
Homepage at

Sans Frontieres OS

Originally based on the SuseStudio distro DemocraKey PRO, Sans Frontiers is an attempt at a up-to-date openSUSE 12.1 fashioned towards Linux Mint in design aspects. To this end since the exact replacement for the Gnome 2 environment (MATE) has yet to be released/stabilized, this build employs the Gnome 3 replacement found in Cinnamon.

The aim of SF is to present a workable, polished GNU/Linux environment that most users can startup and use ‘out-of-the-box’. Where Sans Frontieres goes a step further is to try to offer many privacy, security, & anonymous settings/programs by default.

The remaining selections in software are of a personal preference, but which are mostly Free Software and hopefully extensive enough in size (10gbs total install) to enable most users a full desktop after an install. Inclusions have been made from many areas such as games, file-sharing, office software, cryptography, network administration, science tools, music creation/production, programing, education projects, AV editing, etc.

Some highlights:

*DeaDBeeF (easiest FLAC converter)
*Tor & Torchat

The only EULA with this GNU/Linux customized openSUSE build is that you must agree to pursue good for yourself and others by using it. Mankind will likely perish before it can expand to the stars, so endeavor think of the planet and others…Sans Frontieres


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Downloads are no longer available for this appliance, as it is based on an OS version that we no longer support.

You can clone the appliance, then upgrade and build with a current OS version.

Release notes

Version 0.0.30 – Possibly the last Beta, this release includes many upgrades to Cinnamon and the inclusion of the following programs: EasyShutdown, ComplexShutdown, gtkpod, DeaDBeeF, Transmaggedon Video Transcoder, ELinks & xxxterm Browser, minitube, GiMP, Inkscape, Ekiga, GeMan X BBS Client, and a few other under the hood addons. Also provided in this release are various deployable formats other than just a live disc.

In the future I hope to add a more secure Twitter client, an updated GNU Med, and perhaps some other underused but stable programs.

Finally…feel free to fork & share!


45 new software selections
Build configuration updated


Technical Details

Appliance configuration

Basic settings

Keyboard: english-us
Time zone: America/Los_Angeles
Language: en_US.UTF-8
Network: network_manager
Firewall: enabled


14 patterns, 2450 packages
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Security summary


Everyone's comments

M. Edward (Ed) BoraskyM. Edward (Ed) Borasky,

I just installed Cinnamon on my laptop and workstation. I like it, but I still think GNOME 3 in forced fallback mode is using less RAM and comes up faster.


@ Twilight

Thanks for taking the time to say that! I appreciate it.

Been working on SF OS for the past month after I discovered the amazing service of Studio and intend to keep it as my OS. I’m thinking I might have to update it somewhat more frequently as if people take notice at all for having Tor. The Tor project updates on the fly sometime and i’d hate to have someone get my OS and then have the outdated version…maybe a disclaimer in a EULA would be better in advising the user upon first install to immediately update Tor if they can at all? I’ll think on it.

So yes, things are still there out there to be polished up/worked on and I will continue to do just that. I don’t know if it works in the VM provided by Studio as i’ve heard other distros with Cinnamon say that just having Cinnamon makes it unusable.

Anyhow, thanks again and please feel free to let me know any concerns, suggestions or whatever. I appreciate them all.



I really liked the description. I also hope the distribution itself is also as good. Nice work, keep it up. Share the knowledge.

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