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Review: openSUSE 11 Beta 2

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ostoolbox.blogspot: openSUSE 11 is currently in beta still, and will be officially released in June. I downloaded and installed it using the KDE 4 LiveCD, but was rather disappointed with what I saw.

Also: Review: openSUSE 11 Beta2

The HP Mini-Note 2133 with Ubuntu is pretty sweet

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blog.lostlake.org: I got a mini-note 2133. It came with SUSE. I tried, repeatedly to do the most simple operations and it just sucked. So, I installed Ubuntu and the Mini-Note turned into a great machine.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 21

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Issue #21 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. Highlights this week include openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2, People of openSUSE: Greg Kroah-Hartman, and Jigish Gohil: Sliced sphere in compiz-fusion-git packages.

Also: Another NASA supercomputer with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
And: Could Novell kill OpenSolaris?

OpenSUSE Hard Disk Configuration Survey

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opensuse.org: In order to optimize the YaST partitioner module for openSUSE users the user experience team decided to conduct a small survey to figure out how you deal with hard disk configuration. The survey contains some basic questions and its results will directly influence the redesign for the partitioner module.

openSUSE 11 beta 2

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I'm posting this from my Gateway M685 running the openSUSE 11 beta 2 Live CD and Firefox 3 beta 5. It is, simply put, very good. The version I booted and tested was the KDE 4 desktop (KDE 4.0.3 release 17). I can't do much more than a cursory report as I did not install it. I'll touch on what caught my eye.

OpenSuSE 10.3 on my laptop

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undertakingyou.blogspot: Sontek and I have talked several times about SuSE, and that I should use it. I have used it, in a VM, and I have to agree when I am told that it isn't really fair to say that using a vm is the same as having a native install. So, I installed OpenSuSE 10.3 on my laptop.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 20

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opensuse.org: newsIssue #20 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue:
openSUSE Google Summer of Code projects announced, KDE 4.1 Alpha1 Live, and First look at SUSE on the HP Mini-Note.

Review: Novell Tries to Give You 'Just Enough' Linux

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crn.com: Even though Linux operating systems have very low minimum hardware requirements anyway, there's always room to get even leaner, or just enough. SUSE Linux Enterprise JeOS (pronounced "juice"), the beta "Just enough" operating system from Novel, is a lightweight and bare-bones version of the company's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

People of openSUSE: Michael Löffler

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opensuse.org: This week ‘People of openSUSE’ scope out openSUSE Product Manager Michael Löffler known for his great work in helping setting up the openSUSE Project, bridge between Novell and community, openSUSE Shop, and so much more..!

Switching to Linux which distro to use, openSUSE?

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opencomputer.net: We’ll do this test with the live (Gnome) CD to analyze: parts of the hardware that are recognized, software package installed, general usability (setup adjustments, software installation).

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