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05.23.09

Novell News Summary – Part I: A Little Bit of OpenSUSE

Posted in GNU/Linux, Intellectual Monopoly, Novell, OpenSUSE at 11:27 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Roundup of OpenSUSE news

IT has been a very quiet week for the OpenSUSE project. Some people wrote about their experience running it. For example:

i. openSUSE 11.1: My Personal Advantages over Ubuntu 9.04 & Fedora 10 (and a few tips!)

To sum it up, during the course of the last two days, I have been deciding between Fedora 10 & openSUSE 11.1. I tried Fedora a few times in the past and I noted that doing something simply like installing Flash was a bit too complicated over Ubuntu so I kept Ubuntu for a while.

ii. Mission Linux………..

OpenSUSE Now Running with KDE 3.5 in my system. Didn’t install KDE 4.0 as it looked a bit too much of stuff for me….

OpenSUSE got some respect from KDE for work it has done, including the recent new release that incorporates the latest KDE4. Novell employees do some good work on Kopete and other programs.

The first openSUSE Community Week took place on the 11-17 May 2009 and as an important part of the distribution, the geeko-loving KDE community were actively involved.

There were some HOWTOs out there and a short discussion about iFolder. Zonker defends trademarks (which would include OpenSUSE, being an exclusive property of his employer, Novell) and more gems can probably be found in these weekly news, the latest part of which comprises:

* Community Week
* Pascal Bleser : vnstat on openSUSE
* SUSE Linux Enterprise in the Americas: KDE: Social Desktop Starts to Arrive
* Forums: Why Are We Not Helping More in the Wiki?
* compiz-fusion.org: Beryl back from the ashes

A lot more was happening with SUSE.

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