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Novell stacks Linux and Mono for mainframes

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theregister.co.uk: When IBM announced its Linux-only Enterprise Linux Server variants of the System z mainframe two weeks ago, what the company did not say is that software partner Novell had cooked up software bundles specifically for these boxes.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 102 is out

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Issue #102 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Acer Adventure 5: The OpenSUSE Attempt

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goodbyemicrosoft.net: I had decided that the first Linux I'd try on the Aspire One is OpenSUSE. I've had good luck with commercial SUSE Linux in the past, and I've been wanting to evaluate the OpenSUSE version. And they give nicely detailed instructions for the Aspire One.

Novell 2010: Can One Man Make a Difference?

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thevarguy.com: When Novell announced a reorganization this week, The VAR Guy took some time to digest the news. He sipped his latte and mulled Novell’s stated direction. Now, our resident blogger is ready to weigh in with an opinion. Specifically, keep an eye on Novell Senior VP Joe Wagner.

Interview: Joe Brockmeier, openSUSE Community Manager

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h-online.com: Despite some downsizing in response to the fragile economic climate Novell have managed to keep up the pace of new development. The H Open spoke to openSUSE's Community Manager Joe Brockmeier for his views on the recent changes at Novell and his take on the future of openSUSE.

Novell rejigs self, waves bye to CTO

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theregister.co.uk: NetWare and Linux operating system seller Novell has been trying to expand into other markets since the late 1980s, and it has reorganized so many times it is hard to keep track. Today, the company did it again, saying that effective January 1, it would be consolidating from four different business units down to two.

Switching to Opensuse

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mgiannakidis.blogspot: In the last 3.5 years I used Gentoo Linux as the operating system of choice for my personal computer. Eventualy, I got tired of gentoo compilations. Time to try something new, I say...

Fork openSuSE save KDE 3.5!

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opensuse.org: Save KDE 3.5.10! Save openSuSE with KDE 3.5.10! Fix OpenSuSE 11.1 and dump KDE 4.x.x .... some of us want to see 11.1 work; fix it please!!! We don't need or want KDE 4.x.x.!!!

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 101 is out

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Issue #101 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

New openSUSE Board Members

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opensuse.org: The election committee announces the three new members of the openSUSE board:

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