ostatic.com: Back in February openSUSE held a survey to find more out about its community. Who are they? What OS do they normally run? What do they want? How can openSUSE improve? Well, the results are in and quite interesting to openSUSE users and the community at large.
opensource.org: Seven years ago, Novell acquired the German Linux distributor SuSE in a transaction valued at $210M, giving Novell a position in the fast-growing market of commercial open source software. Last month Novell announced that it would be acquired by Attachmate in a transaction valued at $2.2B, causing many to wonder what will become of Novell's open source assets.
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ostatic.com/blog: After the announcement by Canonical that Ubuntu would be moving to Unity for its interface, other developers have expressed some interest in porting it to their distributions just for fun. Now someone is working on openSUSE packages as well.
2indya.com: Different Linux distributions use their own tools for software, or more precisely, package management. As an example, Ubuntu uses its Synaptic, Fedora uses Yum, Gentoo uses Portage, and OpenSUSE uses YaST.
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opensuse.org: I had a chance to speak with Jeff Hawn, chairman and CEO of Attachmate Corporation about his views and intentions around SUSE and openSUSE. Jeff has commented that SUSE is an important brand and business that he wants to strengthen. What are his thoughts about the community and what does he see for SUSE and openSUSE?
ostatic.com: Ms. Carla Schroder shared a list of her "bestest distros" recently, so I thought I might follow suit. She called hers "not-usual" and looking at her list, I'd say my choices are probably a little more usual. In any case, here are my top five.
attachmate.com: Since the announcement of our intent to acquire Novell, we have received a number of questions regarding our plans for supporting Novell products. Attachmate is committed to delivering quality products, providing exceptional customer service, and being easy to do business with.
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thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy did some digging and found an SEC filing that more fully describes Novell’s pending sale to Attachmate. The filing describes how J.P. Morgan, working on Novell’s behalf, shopped Novell around to multiple bidders, and mulled potential deals involving Microsoft and other unnamed companies.
linuxjournal.com: Ubuntu takes a lot of punches from time to time for its marketing and even its interface. Some feel Ubuntu is dumbed down and oversimplified, while many others think it's innovative and user-friendly. Where ever you fall in the debate, one developer thinks some elements of Ubuntu should land into openSUSE.
prnewswire.com: Novell's leadership in intelligent workload management brings new levels of flexibility and IT control across physical, virtual and cloud environments
news.opensuse.org: As you know, Michael Loeffler has left the openSUSE Board to pursue new opportunities. The election rules state that the Chairperson be appointed by Novell and yesterday Markus Rex, General Manager of Novells Open Platform Solutions, presented Alan Clark to us as the new Chairperson.
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linuxjournal.com: Whether it was the uncertainty of openSUSE's future or in spite of it, there seems to have been a fire lit under openSUSE lately. On several fronts, the often controversial project has kicked into high gear.
- openSUSE makes a splash at Latinoware
- A new aeon, a new team of ambassadors!
- Indicator ME has landed!
- Updating openSUSE Manuals for openSUSE 11.4
- My views on openSUSE LTS
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