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Novell News Summary - Part I: Problems at Planet OpenSUSE; Farewell, Beebe

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Arrivals and Departures



IN THIS JOURNEY OF ups and downs we are finding one person who has decided to move from Ubuntu to OpenSUSE.



I’m a convert from Ubuntu, after several years with that distribution of Linux, and the difference between Ubuntu 8.10 and OpenSuse 11.1 is night and day.

[...]

No version of Linux is ever as good without all the other versions. Development on Ubuntu, has undoubtedly benefited development on OpenSuse because that’s how open source software works — it benefits all other open source software. For many people, Ubuntu “just works” the way it’s supposed to. As for me, I love Linux and have a new favorite flavor in OpenSuse 11.1.


Bill Beebe, who has supported OpenSUSE for many years, got his hands burned, just like Marcel Gagné a couple of weeks ago.

I'm pulling the plug in openSUSE 11.1, and in the process, on Linux in general as a home system...


LifeHacker has been looking for votes on top distributions and OpenSUSE made the cut. It's described as follows.

While not quite as simple to install as some of the other distributions on the list, openSUSE is quite user friendly. This distribution includes YaST (Yet another Setup Tool) to make installing applications a breeze. The user interface also gets a boost from Slab, a polished Windows Vista-like start menu. openSUSE puts an emphasis on hardware support and ease of use, making typically troublesome tasks like setting up a multi-monitor system less awkward. OpenSUSE is also part of the SMOLT driver project—when you install it, you can opt in to participate in a hardware survey to help continue the growth of Linux and foster support for new hardware.


Stephan Binner posted to opensuse-announce where he was saying that opensuse-planet most likely suffered from DNS issues, just like TuxMachines a couple of months ago. However, we did manage to find an informative post about Zypper and also a vulnerability. There is likely to be more news substance in the OpenSUSE Web site.

In this Week:

* Geeko wants you! * Update on openSUSE Infrastructure Services (download.opensuse.org) * KDE 4.2.1 released * OpenSUSE vs. openSUSE * Easgs: How to setup a software RAID-5 distribution in openSUSE (video)


For SLE*, unlike OpenSUSE, it has been a fairly busy week and next week will be even busier. The next post will say more.

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