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Fun with openSUSE 11.0

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SUSE Not a single post I make about Ubuntu goes by without at least one of you making some comment about my distro of choice and suggesting that I try some other distro. Well, never let it be said that I don’t listen to you - so this week I decided to take openSUSE 11.0 for a spin.

OpenSUSE 11: nice kid, bad custodians

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SUSE Sometime back, I had a couple of encounters with OpenSUSE, the so-called community distribution which was started by Novell in 2005. Neither of them was exactly salutary. With version 11, there is somewhat better news. Or maybe I should I say mixed news.

few bloggings

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  • openSUSE 11, a quick look

  • A Quick Appraisal: Xfce in OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Here are the 8 Reasons 'why i love Ubuntu'?

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 28

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SUSE Issue #28 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: GNOME Helping Hands Project Launches, People of openSUSE: Tanja Roth, and Benjamin Weber: openSUSE 11.0 KDE4 inclusion.

Novell/openSUSE stuff

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  • YaST Workshop in Nuremberg, June 30 through July 4

  • Get your openSUSE posters! Posters for everyone!
  • New director of PR at Novell

Battle of the Titans - Mandriva vs openSUSE: The Rematch

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Last fall when the two mega-distros openSUSE and Mandriva both hit the mirrors, it was difficult to decide which I liked better. In an attempt to narrow it down, I ran some light-hearted tests and found Mandriva won out in a side-by-side comparison. But things change rapidly in the Linux world and I wondered how a competition of the newest releases would come out. Mandriva 2008.1 was released this past April and openSUSE 11.0 was released just last week.

24 hours with openSUSE 11.0

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bear454.blogspot: 24 hours. Not 'a day'; not figuratively; I've spent 24 hours with the recently released update to my long-running favorite OS. OpenSUSE Linux 11.0 is revolutionary, but my enthusiasm is tempered by substantial regressions.

Also: OpenSUSE 11.0 on a Lenovo ThinkPad T61

openSUSE 11.0 x86_64 Review

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SUSE I have finished setting up openSUSE 11.0 on my HP dv2000z AMD Turion64 X2. Up to version 10.3 I was running the 32-bit version of SUSE and decided now was a good time to do a 'New' install and give x86_64 a spin.

openSUSE 11.0 Numbers?

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  • Numbers?

  • First on openSUSE 11.0 Based KDE Four Live Release
  • Interview with Christer Edwards, Ubuntu Utah Founder
  • Staying with openSUSE - Switching to GNOME
  • Ubuntu faster than openSUSE?

openSuSE 11.0 - A Closer Look

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SUSE Since posting the First impressions blog about the new openSuSE 11.0 release, I have spent quite a bit more time exploring it - in the process of which I have installed it three more times. Here are some more observations made along the way.

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