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

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


Have a lot of fun!

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


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