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04.18.09

Novell News Summary – Part I: OpenSUSE on Shuttles and Sub-notebooks

Posted in GNU/Linux, Novell, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu at 8:35 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Chameleon

IT has been an ordinary sort of week for the OpenSUSE projects. To name some prominent HOWTOs that got published:

With the aim of unifying distributions, Jason Brooks from eWeek wrote this opinion piece which includes OpenSUSE.

The Linux Foundation and Novell team up to deliver Build Service, which will aid in the creation of software packages for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Ubuntu.

Recently, I wrote about the need for Linux operating system providers to expand the range of ready-to-install applications available for their distributions by pooling their software packaging efforts, perhaps with the help of Novell’s OpenSUSE Build Service project.

I was pleased to learn that the Linux Foundation, an industry consortium aimed at fostering the growth of the platform, announced plans to pair up with Novell to deliver just such an offering. The service, which the group outlined at its recent Collaboration Summit in San Francisco, will be available through the foundation’s Linux Developer Network, where it will aid in the creation of software packages for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Ubuntu.

The OpenSUSE Build Service (OBS) has already been adopted by the Linux Foundation and Sean wrote about it too (Carla apparently reposted this).

People of openSUSE is clearly back and this week it covered JJD, who is easy to come across for those who stalk the OpenSUSE world (especially the mailing lists).

Jean-Daniel Dodin is openSUSE member since the very beginning. He is the first sysop of http://fr.opensuse.org and in general very active openSUSE and Linux advocate, both on and off line. The most recent of his numerous projects is attempt to revive the Linux Documentation Project which was sinking in a lethargy for quite some time before he appeared started reorganization, energizing people.

Shuttle

The main development was probably Shuttle’s latest product, which turns out to be running OpenSUSE (they tried a variety of distributions in the more distant past and chose Foresight over Ubuntu, then OpenSUSE). Coverage includes:

i. Shuttle: Power-saving Nettop with SUSE Linux Operating System

Shuttle Inc., the market leader in the Mini-PC sector and manufacturer of Multi-Form-Factor solutions, is now expanding its portfolio of Mini-PCs with Open Source operating systems. The latest offshoot is the X270V complete system based on the Shuttle Barebone X27D.

ii. Shuttle offer now Power-saving Nettop with SUSE Linux Operating System

Expansion with program packages is possible at any time by a 1-Click-Installation from the openSUSE website to meet individual requirements. “The resource-saving requirements of Linux are ideal for Nettops.”, said Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH.

iii. Nettop moves to dual-core Atom

Shuttle Incorporated is shipping a “nettop” mini-PC built upon its mini-ITX based “X27″ design and running OpenSUSE Linux. The X270V (pictured) moves up to a dual-core Intel Atom 330 processor, clocked at 1.6GHz, with 1GB DDR2, and offers gigabit Ethernet and USB connectivity, the company says.

[...]

Shuttle equips the nettop with OpenSUSE Linux, the open source community distro that forms the basis for Novell’s commercial, enterprise focused SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) distributions.

There’s also this post about OpenSUSE on sub-notebooks.

One thing that leaves me puzzled a bit though is way this talk is called openSUSE on Netbooks. Apart from the fact that the presenter works for openSUSE, there is really not that much specific information about this Linux distribution.

These were presented at FOSDEM (which Novell sponsored [1, 2]) and it turns out that OpenSUSE will also have presence at LinuxFest Northwest.

There’s a lot more news about SUSE this week and we shall deal with that next.

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