opensuse news: With this last article the Sneak Peeks series comes to an end for this release. But don’t worry: it’s tightly packed with an extra share of information on the latest openSUSE 10.3 goodies! Today we’re going through all those things that either didn’t get the chance to have their own article, or are extra convenient small improvements that haven’t been properly covered.
Also: OpenSUSE 10.3: Important URLs For Newbies
the distrogue: After some assorted mishaps with some preview releases of openSUSE 10.3, it's finally stable enough for production use. And while I'm pleased with the result, I can't get rid of the feeling that the openSUSE team can do better.
opensuse news: We have just published a survey on YaST, our systems management and installation framework. If you use any of the distributions openSUSE, SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, I encourage you to participate in our survey to support us improving YaST.
groklaw: Novell is getting money, they claim, market share, although you will note Andy Updegrove challenges that story, pointing out that sales leveled off after the initial spike. But the main takeaway, as they might put it, for me is that this is an anti-Red Hat deal, and Novell is thrilled about that.
Dave Rosenberg: I am hesitant to even mention Novell at this point but I saw this article "Novell credits Microsoft for soaring Linux sales" wherein Novell gushes about how well they are doing thanks to their satanic pact with Microsoft.
Also: openSUSE Quickies: Goldmaster, oS 10.3 RC 1 Report, Bug Reporter Statistics, Reinforced Linux Drivers Project
inforworld blogs: This morning I read through an interesting translation of a 10 question written interview between members of the Brazilian Linux Community and Novell. Of course there are some revealing tidbits about Mono and ODF (two areas of strange attraction between Novell and Microsoft), but I found the following quote of particular interest:
opensuse news: To strengthen the openSUSE project we’re looking for an enthusiastic Chief Evangelist to promote and spread the adoption of openSUSE, develop and nurture the openSUSE communities, and pro actively drive openSUSE marketing.
Also: Virtualization from Novell. Built to Innovate.
opensuse news: Here is another ‘People of openSUSE’ interview, this time with Carlos Gonçalves, a very active member of our Portuguese community and founder of ENOS. By the way Carlos joined the ‘People of openSUSE’ initiative and will do some interviews in the future!
zdnet: Michael Meeks is a distinguished engineer at Novell. But his current project may be his toughest yet. He is in charge of tackling interoperability between Novell's OpenOffice.org productivity suite and Microsoft Office.
Aka: Killing Microsoft's Clippy with open source
packages.ro: We are happy to tell you that OpenSuSE 10.3 GM is going to be released next week. The official release date is 04/10/2007 . Until then, you can read the official release notes (don't ask the source from which we have them).