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11.10.07

Do-No-Evil Saturday – Part I: OpenSUSE Community and Technical News

Posted in Boycott Novell, GNU/Linux, Marketing, Novell, OpenSUSE at 2:59 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

A live CD of the latest (and final) OpenSUSE was released a week ago.

The live version of openSUSE 10.3 is now available as a GNOME or KDE CD. Both contain the same software as the 1 CD installation versions would provide you with, but as a live version.

A live CD of a late test build was actually made available as well. That was about a month ago, but the one above is the latest and final.

Novell’s Open Audio covers some of the latest additions to YaST and it also speaks about the muchly-hyped 1 Click Install.

This time on Novell Open Audio we take a look at the improvements made to YaST in openSUSE 10.3, as well as the magical 1-click install.

There are some encouraging news about free openSUSE 10.3 boxes.

The openSUSE release is not only available for free download but also as separate boxed product to buy from retail shops and internet shops.

Here is yet another exploration of Compiz Fusion in OpenSUSE.

I have just installed the beautiful eye candy on SUSE 10.3 and I think its simply great. I specially like the cube rotation and the Fire Effects.

This includes a complaint about the borderless windows (KDE). It’s a well-known and widespread problem to some.

Looking at some community news, the the OpenSUSE Board is announced.

The openSUSE board has been setup to lead the overall project. The board will: act as a central point of contact, help resolve conflicts, communicate community interests to Novell, facilitate communication with all areas of the community, and facilitate decision making processes where needed.

Francis is there as well, so “well done” in case he read this.

The Guiding Principles, which some liked and some just ridiculed when it was initially proposed in the mailing lists, is finally taking effect.

It’s official: the openSUSE project Guiding Principles are now in force. The Guiding Principles are a framework for the project and give everyone a clear view of who we are, what we stand for, what the project wants and how it works.

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