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OpenSUSE Linux 12.1: A Flexible Front-Runner, in Pictures

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pcworld.com: Choice is nothing if not abundant in the world of Linux distributions, but for openSUSE, it's a defining feature. No fewer than four desktop options come standard with the software's latest release, which is notable also for its winning power and stability, among many other features.

download.opensuse.org broken

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  • download.opensuse.org celebrates May 1 holiday (it’s broken)
  • SUSE is hiring people for the Boosters team
  • Recent changes in openSUSE Factory - Kernel and X.Org
  • openSUSE's Freight Train

GoGo on openSUSE

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opensuse.org: openSUSE 12.1 was one of the first major Linux distributions to include the new programming language Go. Recently, go 1.0 was released and shortly before milestone 3 openSUSE Factory received packages for this new Go.

openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 hits the street

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  • openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 hits the street
  • SUSE now and in the future: Hubert Mantel speaks
  • openSUSE 12.1 Multimedia Built on Susestudio
  • openSUSE guide for Ubuntu users
  • SUSE records 15,000th customer

SUSE Linux: 20 Years and Going Strong

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pcworld.com: Red Hat may be celebrating its new role as the first open source company to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue, but it's not the only Linux provider to reach a key milestone recently.

Virtualization With KVM On An OpenSUSE 12.1 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an OpenSUSE 12.1 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

openSUSE 12.2 M2, Better Late than Never

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ostatic.com: Originally scheduled for March 8, openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 arrived today for your testing pleasure. Jos Poortvliet outlined several features in the announcement to be included in the final, scheduled for July 11.

Why I Switched From Ubuntu To openSUSE

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muktware.com: I have been using openSUSE for a few months now. I assume its been 3 months since I switched to openSUSE. I played with Gnome 3 Shell for a while and loved it. There is no doubt that openSUSE offers a great Gnome Shell experience. However, everything changed when I bought my second monitor and gave KDE a try.

OpenSUSE, Linus' Daughter, and a Question of Security

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): "Nobody likes the idea of having to practically beat their operating system into submission,... but this is the reality with Linux," asserted Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson.

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    Liam has done his initial port reports and such so it's my turn to feed you some information. I'm once again putting my GTX 760 against the R7 370 to see what kind of performance we can expect from Company of Heroes 2.
  • KDE Plasma 5.4 Enhances Linux Desktop Experience
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  • KDE Sprints - who wins?
    To start with, KDE sprints are intensive sessions centered around coding. They take place in person over several days, during which time skillful developers eat, drink and sleep code. There are breaks to refresh and gain perspective, but mostly sprints involve hard, focused work. All of this developer time and effort is unpaid. However travel expenses for some developers are covered by KDE. KDE is a frugal organization with comparatively low administrative costs, and only one paid person who works part time. So the money donated for sprints goes to cover actual expenses. Who gets the money? Almost all of it goes to transportation companies.
  • GNOME Developers Discuss Codenames, GNOME 3.18 Might be Dubbed "Gothenburg"
    Allan Day, a GNOME UX designer working for Red Hat and renowned GNOME developer/contributor, opened an interesting discussion on the official GNOME mailing list, about possible codenames for upcoming releases of the acclaimed desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.
  • ReadySpace Joins Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program
    Hong-Kong based cloud service provider ReadySpace announced Thursday that it has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program. The new Red Hat partner program, launched in July, allows ReadySpace to deliver solutions based on Red Hat’s open source technologies. ReadySpace CEO David Loke said customers building on open source software and Linux servers had been asking for Red Hat solutions by name to run critical workloads in private and hybrid environments. The company will now offer private cloud build-outs, Linux infrastructure and PaaS solutions based on Red Hat.
  • Ubuntu, Canonical, and IP
    Recently there has been a flurry of concerns relating to the IP policy at Canonical. I have not wanted to throw my hat into the ring, but I figured I would share a few simple thoughts.
  • Canonical urges customers to ditch Windows 10 for Ubuntu
    In a recent posting, Canonical has tried new methods to appeal to Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) and cost conscious home users that they should switch to Ubuntu in lieu of Windows 10.