The Holy Grail of Linux is to be so easy to install and use that the technologically illiterate can do it. The penguin community is working feverishly to this goal, which would give Microsoft's Windows a run for its money.
It's almost there.
Not long ago, I reviewed SUSE Linux 10 and found that they had included the latest version of FreeNX. Once it was installed and working I have to say I was immediately impressed. I was overwhelmed with email from our readers asking that I write how to do it... so here we are!
Bottom line #1: Don't make a System Update blindly.
Bottom line #2: Don't make non-security updates "just because you can".
While some sites wonder if "Can Open Source Still Save Novell," others report "Novell Is Flush With Good News."
One of the most common questions among new SuSE users is asking where to get new software packages or RPMs. SuSE distributions come already loaded with a large multitude of applications. Yet not even SuSE can hold all the applications available.
There's more to SUSE Linux than simply installing it and going to work. To get the most from the operating system, you'll probably want to do some post-install fine tuning.
Both Mandrake Linux 10.1 and Fedora Core 4 installed fine on this machine, but both had problems. Let's delve into these problems a bit before we look at whether SUSE did any better.
Of course, you can play DVDs on Linux, and you most certainly can have it in SuSE Linux 10, but to do so, you have to jump through a few hoops, make a few modifications, and possibly break a few laws.
More of a tip than a howto, here's a few words on new GNOME netapplet SuSE 10 is starting by default.
Novell realizes that there is a need for such awareness in the region. With Linux growing at a rapid rate, customers are interested in learning more about Linux.
Novell Inc. on Thursday lashed out at the Microsoft Corp.-sponsored study released this week that compared the real-world reliability of two platforms-Microsoft's Windows Server System and Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server-under evolving business requirements over an extended period of time.
When SuSE Linux founder Hubert Mantel announced his resignation from Novell last week, he became the third former SuSE executive to leave in the past six months. There was much speculation as to why Mantel left, which was sparked, in part, by the manner of his leaving.
Well, that was fast.
When Novell gave up supporting KDE, I expected something to happen.
But what I didn't expect Novell to do, as one KDE supporter put it to me, "was to cave in so fast."
Suse co-founder and kernel team member Hubert Mantel has resigned from Novell, the server software company that acquired the German Linux company in 2004.
Rumors circulating that Novell is going to kill off its popular Linux desktop lines are completely false.
Just two months ago, Novell opened the development process behind SUSE Linux, creating the openSUSE project. In the short time since openSUSE was unveiled, developers have begun work on several new and interesting SUSE derivatives.
eWEEK Labs reviewed Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu 5.10 and Novell Inc.'s SUSE Linux 10.0, both of which began shipping in October, and we were impressed by the maturity, polish and, yes, innovation that these Penguin banner bearers displayed.
Interested in trying out an alternative desktop on your SUSE Linux? If so, then you might want to check out this guide to installing Enlightenment 17 on SUSE 10.0.