Gemini version available ♊︎

Do-No-Evil Saturday – Part II: OpenSUSE 11.0, 10.3, and 10.1 in German Government

Posted in Europe, Novell, OpenSUSE at 4:10 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

OpenSUSE 11.0

Alpha 1 of OpenSUSE 11.0 has been out for over a week and new screenshot galleries such as this one continue to be produced and brought online. Here is another one with some bits of ‘annotation’ at the top.

I’ve installed openSUSE 11.0 Alpha1. This is an early alpha version, includes: new look of the Installer, KDE 4.0.0, NetworkManager 0.7, CUPS 1.3.5, Pulseaudio, etc. For more information, go here. The following are some screenshots of openSUSE 11.0 Alpha1.

The domain above (Phorolinux) seems like somewhat of a case of brandname-jacking. I informed Michael Larabel about this some months ago. Michael at Phoronix (the ‘original’ one) has some screenshots of openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 1 also.

Last week OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 was released, and in addition to including KDE 4.0, PulseAudio integration, and various package updates, Alpha 1 features improvements to the OpenSuSE installer. This installer uses Qt4 and is much improved, which warranted us taking a closer look.

Here is the list of key dates.

open SUSE 11 Roadmap overview

* Dec 6 openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 0
* Jan 17 openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 1
* Feb 07 openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2
* March 18 openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3
* April 17 openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1
* May 2 openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
* May 13 openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3
* May 29 openSUSE 11.0 Release Candidate 1
* June 12 openSUSE 11.0 Goldmaster (internal)
* June 19 openSUSE 11.0 Public release

OpenSUSE 10.3, 10.1

Some people are still looking at the stable release and explore package management.

OpenSuSE has yast2 and zypper, so why apt you might ask? Because apt-get is simply superior to zypper and yast2, and apt is far far quicker than zypper on resolving depencies. And apt-cache search is nicer than zypper’s search feature. So for me, apt is a nice tool…

The Federal Employment Office has stated that it had already deployed OpenSUSE 10.1 on thousands of machines.

Shortly after switching all of its 13,000 public internet information workstations from Windows NT to Linux, the Federal Employment Office (BA) issued an interim report.


The BA is using the OpenSuse 10.1 Remastered distribution and the latest version of the Firefox web browser.

SuSE’s final CEO delivered a talk (and more) at a fairly significant European event in Nurnberg.

This week Richard Seibt, the final CEO of an independent SUSE, held his third Open Source Meets Business Congress in Nurnberg, Germany — birthplace of SUSE. Seibt says the event plays host to 720 people, 60% of whom identify themselves as “c-level decision makers” and 20% of whom say they are “IT professionals.”

OpenSUSE Community

A profile of Katarina Machalkova was published a week ago.

Today’s People of openSUSE features a female YaST developer and the maintainer of ncurses user interface library – Katarina Machalkova!

The OpenSUSE community developers, along with Novell, now support their competitors as well, which is commendable

The openSUSE community initiative sponsored by Novell is expanding. The company’s openSUSE Build Service, an infrastructure framework for software developers, can now build packages for CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Francis Giannaros delivers the OpenSUSE Weekly News, as usual. He always has some items that we miss (it’s never used as a reference anyway).

The sixth issue of openSUSE Weekly News is now out![0]

In this week’s issue:

* openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 1 Released
* Federico unveils the latest community member
* In Status Updates: Qt 4.4 in Factory; FOSDEM draft online; more
work on imaging support for the OBS
* In Tips and Tricks: Kepas – Easy File Sharing Tools
* In the Press: Federal Employment Office switches 13,000
workstations to openSUSE

[0] http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/6

Have a lot of fun!

Have lots of fun and there will be more next week.

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

A Single Comment

  1. vidarlo said,

    February 4, 2008 at 3:40 am


    It should be noted that I’ve written a bit about another package manager, called smart, which is nicer than apt:)

DecorWhat Else is New

  1. Links 03/07/2022: China 'Rallies Support for Kylin Linux' and SparkyLinux 4 EOL

    Links for the day

  2. Global Dynamics of the Demise of Microsoft Windows (Now Down to 27%)

    The situation of Windows' "share" (however subjective any measure would be) is grim; despite a "new" release of Windows, as recently as several months ago, "market share" decreases fast

  3. Francisca Pacheco López on Richard Stallman

    A letter from Madrid, posted a few days ago

  4. The World Wide Web is Not Growing, Gemini Does

    The Web, which is over 30 years old, peaked quite a few years ago; it's increasingly just a conduit of traffic unrelated to actual pages (articles, blogs) and just a vehicle for "apps", which are in turn centralised or closely guarded by few companies and very few governments (public communication is not their goal, manipulation and social control are the principal objectives)

  5. Links 03/07/2022: GNU/Linux Steam Surge, GitHub Breaks the Law

    Links for the day

  6. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, July 02, 2022

    IRC logs for Saturday, July 02, 2022

  7. Flooz on a Blockchain

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission

  8. Links 02/07/2022: Debian 9 (Stretch) EOL, FocusWriter 1.8.1, and Darktable 4.0

    Links for the day

  9. After Freenode's Demise It's OFTC That's Gaining in IRC, Not Libera.Chat

    IRC 12 months after the dust 'settled'

  10. Finland Turns 18

    This summer in Finland there seem to be changes

  11. Copyleft is Still Better and More Suitable for Business

    Copyleft does not mean one cannot make money; it just means proprietary software companies such as Microsoft stand to lose their dying empires, only to be replaced by new businesses that market and support GPL-licensed systems

  12. With New Data Just in (a Couple of Hours Ago), It Seems Clear Microsoft Windows Continues to Lose Market Share in July

    As shown above, Windows continues its demise; there’s also rapid erosion of Windows "market share" in Russia this year (“Russians [are] switching to Linux”) and sooner or later Windows will be just a quarter of the market (maybe by year’s end). Windows is at 10% in Turkey (down by a huge amount this year) and in Russia it’s down by about 5% since the war. In India GNU/Linux (“proper”, not ChromeOS) is up to nearly 5% of desktops/laptops.

  13. Links 02/07/2022: PSPP 1.6.2 Released, Linux Mint Rejects Parts of Systemd, Lots of Politics

    Links for the day

  14. Walking Like the Talking, Acting Like One's Preaching

    It has now been about 2 years since lock-downs in the world's Western nations were first loosened or lifted; we've thankfully taken advantage of all that commotion (persistent flux; we've not solved the underlying issues) to expand beyond and Web and become self-hosted wherever possible

  15. IRC Proceedings: Friday, July 01, 2022

    IRC logs for Friday, July 01, 2022

  16. EPO Steering Off the Road, Just Like the Drunken Son of António Campinos, Who Crashed the Car and Begged for Impunity

    With the EPO rapidly turning into a corrupt dynasty of rogue politicians, lawyers and bankers (not scientists) we must turn to constitutions and treaties that they knowingly violate with impunity

  17. Koch Operatives Working to Shape Patent Law in Favour of Monopolies and Oligarchs

    Patent systems are being hijacked by monopolists and plutocrats for their financial gain and protectionism; it's a longstanding issue because it begets constitutional violations (glossed over by bought or installed "Justices", which is another creeping threat, especially in light of recent developments in the US Supreme Court and patently, manifestly illegal actions by Team UPC)

  18. At the EPO, “Online” Means Microsoft Windows Only (“Unitary Patent” Also Limited to Microsoft Customers!)

    The EPO's "special" (corrupt) relationship with Microsoft is a major liability for Europe; does one need to adopt back doors and US surveillance to interact with the EPO?

  19. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XXII — 'Mr. GitHub Copilot' Balabhadra (Alex) Graveley Pleads Guilty After Assaulting Women

    Balabhadra (Alex) Graveley from Microsoft GitHub (the man behind the GPL violation machine called “Copilot”) has “pled guilty to get deferred sentence”

  20. Links 01/07/2022: Russians Switching to GNU/Linux, New WINE Release

    Links for the day

  21. Links 01/07/2022: More Widespread Calls to Delete GitHub

    Links for the day

  22. [Meme] President Crybaby

    EPO President António Campinos, who constantly assaults the EPO’s staff, has portrayed himself as a poor victim of “hostile” staff (reversal of narratives)

  23. People Are Very Angry That Campinos Was Left in Positions of Power Without Any Competition and in Spite of Failing to Fulfill Essential Goals

    As predicted, people are infuriated by the decision of the Administrative Council to give Campinos several more years to destroy the EPO and its reputation (while moreover pushing a totally illegal and unconstitutional patent court system, which severely harms the image of the European Union)

  24. Microsoft Windows is a 'Burning Platform' (Both on the Server Side and the Client Side)

    'Burning platform' is a derogatory term from Microsoft's Elop; ironically, today's 'burning platform' is actually Windows, even if the corporate media isn't talking about that

  25. Links 01/07/2022: Nitrux 2.2.1 and Raspberry Pi Pico W Chatter

    Links for the day

  26. Links 01/07/2022: Wayland 1.21.0 and SteamOS 3.3 Beta

    Links for the day

  27. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, June 30, 2022

    IRC logs for Thursday, June 30, 2022

  28. [Meme] EPO Election (Auction)

    The corruption at the EPO did not end with Benoît Battistelli‘s departure; it’s still deepening

  29. Links 01/07/2022: Condres OS 1.0 and Microsoft Losing More Share in Web Servers

    Links for the day

  30. Published 10 Minutes Ago: IRCNow by Aaron Lin

    This talk was uploaded moments ago. “Of the users, by the users, for the users…”

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts