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The Microsoft-Novell Linux deal: Two years later

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infoworld.com: Two years ago this month, Microsoft forged its controversial partnership with Novell that, among other things, had the two companies agreeing not to sue each other over intellectual property issues, in part to protect Suse Linux users over any patent litigation from Microsoft. Just how well has that deal worked out?

openSUSE 11.1: Introduction to KDE4

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kdedevelopers.org: Another small idea we realized for openSUSE 11.1 is a link in the first-login greeter to a "Introduction to KDE4" page.

openSUSE 11 - Review & Tutorial

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dedoimedo.com: First, you'll be pleasantly surprised. I will install openSUSE 11 not only on a test machine - but also on a production machine. This will give me (and you) an excellent opportunity to see how this distro behaves in a real situation.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 46

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Issue #46 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5 Released, Updated Build Service Roadmap, and KDE’s Compositing in openSUSE 11.1.

Novell's Faustian Pact

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computerworlduk.com: There is something rather curious about software companies operating in the open source world. Although they may be competitors in a particular sector, the open source licence they employ means that they are also partners: they can generally use the code of other companies if they wish.

Novell offers RHEL, CentOS support

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linux-watch.com: Novell has launched a "competitive replacement" program aimed at luring Red Hat and CentOS users to its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) product. Through the program, Novell will support customers' RHEL or CentOS servers for up to two years, while the customer migrates to SLES.

Novell gets new Aussie chief

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zdnet.com.au: Software company Novell has appointed former Oracle and Informix executive Alan Robinson to be its new managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

KDE compositing in openSUSE11.1

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kdedevelopers.org: As you might have noticed, KDE 4.1.3 has been released. The changelog part for KWin has just one change worth mentioning. But that is not the case for users of the openSUSE KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop packages.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Featured on 60 minutes

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opsamericas.com: For anyone who was paying attention to this weeks 60 Minutes episode on CBS, you may have seen a clip of the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC with a SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop sticker on it!

People of openSUSE: Claes Backstrom

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opensuse.org: This week on ‘People of openSUSE’ we have interviewed openSUSE Election Committee member, Senior Linux Trainer and VMware Trainer Claes Backstrom. Besides all these titles he has he still has time to package games on openSUSE Build Service, beta testing, and promoting openSUSE in his North European cold country, Sweden.

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