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Announcing the Official openSUSE Forums

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news.opensuse.org: In order to provide a better service to the existing openSUSE Community and to our new users, we’re pleased to announce that suseforums.net, suselinuxsupport.de and the openSUSE support forums at forums.novell.com are joining forces to merge into the new official openSUSE forums at forums.opensuse.org.

Martin Buckley quits Novell over "certain principles"

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Matt Asay: Wow. Martin Buckley, long time product manager and global evangelist for Novell's Systems and Resource Management products (e.g., ZENworks), has quit Novell.

People of openSUSE: Detlef Reichelt1 Star

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opensuse.org: Do you know who is behind the PackMan project? Then it’s time to we present you Detlef Reichelt - PackMan project maintainer and openSUSE Member!

Also: KDE 4.0.2 is out, Get it now for openSUSE 10.3

Novell Exec Slams Deal With Microsoft

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informationweek.com: Novell vice president Miguel de Icaza, one of the more public faces of a growing relationship between Microsoft and Novell, Thursday slammed the patent licensing agreement between the two companies during a wide-ranging panel discussion of Microsoft's commitment to openness.

CEBIT - Novell execs talk Microsoft interop announcement

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linuxworld.com: A pair of Novell executives Wednesday touted the company's recent financial performance, but questions during the press conference at Cebit in Hanover, Germany, focused more on Microsoft's recent, high-profile pledge to improve interoperability and shore up its relationship with the open-source community.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 12

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news.opensuse.org: Issue 12 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue we find Continued Work on Slimming down the Installation, Firefox 3.0 Beta 3 Packages, and in Tips and Tricks: One Command System Update (Without Password).

Review: ThinkPad T61 with SLED 10 Linux

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crn.com: Used to be that the only way to get a Linux laptop was to buy a laptop and install it yourself. Not anymore. Lenovo shipped a ThinkPad T61 pre-installed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to CMP Channel Test Center for review.

Novell Reports Financial Results for First Fiscal Quarter 2008

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earthtimes.org (pr): Novell, Inc. today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, 2008. For the quarter, Novell reported net revenue of $231 million. This compares to net revenue of $218 million for the first fiscal quarter 2007.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 11

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opensuse.org: In this week’s issue: Factory Live CDs Now Available, Mono Hack Week Summary, and In Tips and Tricks: How to fix the Amarok Update Problems; How to try out openSUSE releases with VirtualBox.

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