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openSUSE, Now with More Open

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linux-mag.com: Novell has announced plans to make openSUSE more community driven by opening up their Online Build System which controls Factory to contributors outside their staffing ranks. What does it mean for the project and community at large?

SASSA cuts costs and improves service delivery in rural areas with Novell and Userful Multiplier

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Low-cost, energy-efficient Userful Multiplier desktops running on Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop have transformed the way SASSA officials capture and process social grant applications in rural South Africa.

Novell says no plans to sell itself

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reuters.com: Novell Inc, the the No. 2 publicly held maker of Linux software, said on Friday it has no plans to sell itself after an analyst said the company's finance chief considered the idea.

openSUSE Factory is Now Open

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opensuse.org: openSUSE development is now even more open than before. Factory development is changing, and we’re making it easier for contributors to take responsibility for packages and to contribute directly to openSUSE.

On Novell

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: The de facto network Operating System that was all the craze way back in 1995 and 1996 was Novell NetWare. Novell specialized in the networking/server side of the equation and excelled at it. So, what happened?

The $136 Million Linux Company You Don’t Know

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thevarguy.com: Few people realize it, but a certain software company has generated $136 million in Linux-oriented sales during the past four quarters. Plus, the mystery company’s Linux sales essentially doubled in 2Q 2009. Impressive. So why isn’t this mystery company a Wall Street darling?

People of openSUSE: Lars Müller

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openSUSE sets the record straight on App Store

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novell.com: Reports this week about a Novell-developed “app store” have raised a lot of interest, and a bit of confusion. Let me clarify.

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  • Murphy's Law: Is it Time for an Open-Source App Store?
  • Yes, we need an open App Store standard

Microsoft and Novell Still Bosom Buddies

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internetnews.com: In November of 2006, Microsoft rocked the Linux world by signing a landmark patent and interoperability agreement with Novell. According to the two partners, it's an agreement that today, two and half years later is still paying off, even during the current recession.

openSUSE 11.2 development features and roadmap

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susegeek.com: As we are all still settling down with openSUSE 11.1 version of our favorite operating system, developers are already on the next big thing and the development of openSUSE 11.2 version seems to be hapening at a much faster pace.

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