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Development Release: SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha 2

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Andreas Jaeger has announced the release of the second alpha build of SUSE Linux 10.2, together with the decision to rename SUSE Linux to openSUSE.

SLES 10: Not Your Father's Suse

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Aside from the obvious changes wrought from the switch from KDE to Gnome, the default desktop layout has changed completely in SLES 10. Gone is the throat-lozenge-with-a-red-N applications menu, along with nearly all of SLES 9's taskbar clutter.

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

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You no longer have to be an uber-geek to run a Linux server. With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Novell has at last put out a product that's as easy to install, administer and use as a Windows server--in some cases, even easier.

Emulex Open Source HBA Drivers To Be Part Of New SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Platform

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Emulex Corporation announced that its LightPulse family of HBAs and drivers are supported as part of the new SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform from Novell.

Novell's Roger Levy Sees Desktop Future for Linux

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"I think the next steps for interoperability will be a growing need for tools that make it easier for users to migrate from Windows to Linux," said Roger Levy, Novell vice president and general manager of open platform solutions. "Most businesses have specialized applications that they will need to see on Linux before they can totally switch to an open platform."

Novell to release updated SUSE Linux in July

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Novell officials have confirmed a release later this month of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, just one month after the company unveiled a free public preview of the software. The preview was the first opportunity many users had to test Novell's commercial version of the openSUSE desktop environment.

Ultimate desktop search: Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and Beagle

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Desktop searching has always been a little confusing to me. In typical FOSS fashion, developers saw a good idea and made it better. The result was Beagle.

Q&A: New Novell CEO in all-out Linux push

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Novell’s new CEO Ronald Hovsepian and current CTO Jeffrey Jaffe have a lot to talk about, as the company refocuses on open-source software following an executive shakeup in June.

Novell SLED 10 Desktop Review

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I was quite enthusiastic to see the second generation of this alternative desktop in preliminary release at the end of June. I downloaded the Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop ISO and spent some time with it over the holiday weekend. The fact that I ended up spending very little time wth it is really the story.

HP To Certify Suse Linux For Notebooks

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Hewlett-Packard will ensure that the operating system works on several of its notebook models by year-end.

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Geniatech XPI 3128 RK3128 SBC is Equipped with an NXP WIFi 5 Module

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Keep Tabs on Your To-Do Lists With This GNOME Extension

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