Update openSUSE WSL to 42.3

Submitted by matthiaslink on Sun, 2018-03-25 - 15:25
openSUSE Leap 42.2 is not supported anymore. I wrote this guide because I didn't found any official information about updating the openSUSE WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) on Windows. Within a native distribution the openSUSE team strongly recommends the update to 42.3. I share with you this article of my exercise and want to give you a small walkthrough with Win10.

Using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

Submitted by matthiaslink on Sun, 2018-03-25 - 13:42
This article describes the installation of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). It also describes the basic access of the linux subsystem and furhtermore gives Details to the reset or the uninstall procedure. The usage with a basic linux installation (Ubuntu, openSUSE, SLES, Debian, Kali) is enabled by Microsoft with Win10 update 1709 or above. It's a great possibility to use programs like ssh or vim out of the box. The Windows directories can also be used in subdirs /mnt/ (e.g. /mnt/c) out of the linux Subsystem.

Printing with Canon imageClass MF41xx in openSUSE Leap 42.1

Submitted by matthiaslink on Sat, 2016-02-27 - 00:10
CUPS is the modular printing system that is supported and used in openSUSE out of the box and that is also tightly integrated in the YaST tool. It is possible to use CUPS in combination with the WLAN / LAN print server of Silex Technology C-6700WG as well as a Canon printer e.g. imageCLASS MF4150 (more supported printers of Canon with the used driver are Canon LBP, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, Color imageRUNNER, imageRUNNER, imagePRESS and other printers of the MF series - see section "Official Canon imageCLASS MF4150 Compatibility"). In this article you can find the walk-through to enable printing in your openSUSE leap linux desktop based on above mentioned example configuration.

Watching Horizon Go in openSUSE Leap 42.1

Submitted by matthiaslink on Sun, 2016-02-14 - 21:30
The combination Pipelight and OpenSuse Leap 42.1 brings the Horizon.tv streaming service to the KDE desktop. Pipelight seems to be the one and only solution at the moment that is supporting this. Pipelight acts as MS-Windows driven Silverlight replacement solution within a linux box using wine that emulates not a complete browser environment but acts as a wrapper to manage the traffic from and to the Silverlight add-on. Read the installation walk-through to successfully run the Horizon Go Web application (horizon.tv).