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Review: SUSE Studio

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: EVER wondered what it would be like to create your own Linux distribution? I certainly have, but a lack of programming skill and technical cowardice have prevented me from doing little more than dreaming about the day Red Devil Linux boots up on my PC.. until now.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 84

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Issue #84 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Novell cuts openSUSE Linux support to 18 months

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blog.internetnews.com: Starting with the openSUSE 11.2, maintenance support will be approximately 18 months which is a reduction of 6 months from what openSUSE 11.1 and prior releases, offered users.

Novell partners and users to help develop products

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itwire.com: Novell has announced that all partners and users will have access to the product development portal. If you're agitating for an enhancement, here's your chance to push it through.

Novell lands full-time staff on openSUSE

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theregister.co.uk: The openSUSE project, which creates the development version of Novell's SUSE Linux, is getting a handful of full-time Novell developers.

People of openSUSE: Marcus Schaefer

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news.opensuse.org: Marcus Schaefer is busy with Build Service, KIWI and SUSE Studio.
Every openSUSE user, that tuned graphic, used SaX2. The xorg.conf created with SaX2 has this line: # Contact: Marcus Schaefer , 2005

openSUSE 10.3 end-of-life announced

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h-online.com: Marcus Meissner, the teamleader of the SUSE Security Team, has announced that the 31st of October, 2009 will be the end-of-life (EOL) date for openSUSE 10.3.

SUSE Studio: Too Good To Be True?

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itnewstoday.com: I just built my own Linux distribution through my browser. It can be ran as a Live CD or installed on your system. No, you did read that correctly. I actually used Firefox to build my own SUSE-based distro.

Also: Hands on with SUSE Studio

openSUSE Users Collage

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stick.gk2.sk/blog: Today I stumbled upon blogpost by Andreas Gohr called identi.ca Mosaic. He took 30.000 avatars of identi.ca users and created a mosaic from them using the metapixel software. What a great idea! How about doing something similar for openSUSE folks?

National Vision Chooses SUSE Linux Enterprise

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news.prnewswire.com: Nation's fourth-largest optical retailer standardizes retail locations on SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service to centrally manage 5,000 devices spread across its stores

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  • No more Android Wear watches says Samsung, Tizen all the way !
    Samsung has been getting pretty serious about its Smartwatches and has certainly excelled with its latest creation, the Tizen based Gear S2. The company has had a little dabble with Android wear in the past, with the Galaxy Gear Live, and since has been focusing on Tizen. According to a report from Fast Company stating that “no more Samsung Android Wear devices are in development or being planned.” This is according to a Samsung executive. The report goes further to say that Samsung executives are going with Tizen because it’s “far more battery-efficient than Android Wear” and “the standard OS on other Samsung products from TVs to refrigerators.”
  • Are games too easy to pirate on Android?
    It's long been known that game developers make much more money on iOS than they do on Google's Android platform. The most recent example of this is Monument Valley. The developers of the game posted an article on Medium with infographics that show that 73% of their revenue comes from iOS, while only 17% comes from Android.
  • Google Trust API Will Replace Your Passwords With A ‘Trust Score’
    In the wake of increasing security threats and password leaks, Google is working on Project Abacus that will introduce Trust API in Android devices. This API will calculate your Trust Score and use them to give you access to various services. This score will be calculated by using a variety of user patterns.
  • Monument Valley in Numbers: Year 2
  • And the winners of the Google Play Awards are…
  • Why are Chromebooks outselling Macs?
  • Fancy ChromiumOS, Ubuntu, And Android TV All-In-One System
    If you are looking for a mini PC that is capable of running ChromiumOS, Ubuntu LTS, and Android TV operating systems, you may be interested in a new mini desktop computer system that has been created by Dylan Callahan. The Fancy mini PC is a “handcrafted personal computer” that is now available to purchase price to $225 plus shipping and is powered by a Quad Core x86 2.0 Ghz processor supported by 4K AMD Radeon graphics that is supported by 4GB of DDR3 RAM.

Leftovers: OSS

  • Linksys Sees Value Open Source Market for WRT Wireless Routers
    The wireless router world remains safe for open source -- at least for users of certain Linksys Wi-Fi devices, which will still allow the installation of open source firmware like DD-WRT after new FCC rules take effect next week. Here's the back story: Last fall, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) introduced new regulations that required device manufacturers to ensure "that third parties are not able to reprogram the device to operate outside the parameters for which the device was certified." Those rules go into effect June 2.
  • Keynote: How Enterprises are Leveraging Open Source Analytics Platforms
    In this Keynote, Luciano Resende, Architect, Spark Technology Center at IBM, will showcase Open source Analytic platforms. Luciano will also discuss how they are being leveraged by different organizations to upend their competition, as well as enable new use cases.
  • Verizon’s Open Source Network Points Way For Enterprises
  • An open source toolbox for pure mathematics
    The field of pure mathematics has always depended on computers to make tables, prove theorems and explore new theories. Today, computer aided experiments and the use of databases relying on computer calculations are part of the pure mathematician's standard toolbox. In fact, these tools have become so important that some areas of mathematics are now completely dependent on them.
  • Asa Dotzler: My New Role @ Mozilla
    After a couple of years working on Mozilla’s mobile operating system project, I’m coming back to Firefox! I’ll be doing some familiar things and some new things. My official title is Product Manager, Firefox Roadmap and Community. What that means, first and foremost, is that I’ll be returning as our storyteller, making sure that we’re communicating regularly about where Firefox is heading, and that we’re fully engaged with Firefox users, fans, and contributors.

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