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Novell preps service pack for SUSE Linux 11

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theregister.co.uk: Novell is close to launching Service Pack 1 for SUSE Linux 11 on the desktop and server.

What Were Novell's Original Goals With RadeonHD?

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phoronix.com: Whenever bringing up the RadeonHD driver at Phoronix it generally leads to a heated discussion in our forums between community members, developers, and other representatives over the history of the RadeonHD driver and what really was its purpose, among other dissenting views.

OpenSUSE Says Farewell To RadeonHD Driver

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phoronix.com: The RadeonHD Linux driver that came about in 2007 following the announcement of AMD's open-source driver strategy has had an interesting history. This driver was developed by Novell's developers, but now they are even dropping it from their openSUSE distribution.

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 6 released

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opensuse.org: Milestone 6 (of 7), a snapshot of the Factory “work in progress” build, leading up to openSUSE 11.3 release in July, is now available for download.

Novell claims to have hit 5,000 Linux app jackpot

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siliconrepublic.com: Network software giant Novell has claimed it is the first Linux vendor to achieve 5,000 certified ISV applications and has increased its Linux market share against Red Hat, according to IDC.

Working with Suse Studio : An exercise in online virtual appliance creation

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linuxjournal.com: Making custom Linux distributions can be an arduous task. Luckily, there are companies out there that are looking to make the process more friendly.

Migrating to openSUSE

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dorianpula.ca: I asked people for their recommendations for a good KDE4 Linux distribution. Well after a bit of thought I decided that I would move away from Kubuntu to openSUSE. Why the change?

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 119 is out

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We are pleased to announce our openSUSE Weekly News Issue 119.

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5:

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opensuse.org: Milestone 5 (of 7), a snapshot of the Factory “work in progress” build, leading up to openSUSE 11.3 release in July, is now available for download.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 118 is out

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We are pleased to announce our new issue #118.

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SUSE: Etisalat Digital, OrionVM, Boot Splash Screen

  • Etisalat Digital to add SUSE open source solutions
    Etisalat Digital is to add Linux and open source solutions to its managed services mix after signing a partnership to on-board SUSE solutions.
  • OrionVM Broadens Cloud Offering with Open Source Enterprise Support Partner SUSE
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  • SUSE Rolls Out New Version Of Their In-Kernel Boot Splash Screen
    Back in October I wrote about SUSE working on a new, in-kernel bootsplash project. That work has yet to be mainlined but it looks like it's still on track for going upstream in the future with the latest version now being released that addresses issues uncovered during review. SUSE is developing this in-kernel bootsplash program as an alternative to the user-space Plymouth and other programs. SUSE's implementation runs off the FBCON frame-buffer console rather than DRM/KMS and they hope with it being in the kernel will prove to be more reliable. This in-kernel bootsplash can also allow hiding all kernel output and other differences compared to user-space implementations.

Fedora and Red Hat Leftovers

It's FOSS on Linux Vs. Unix and 32-bit Architectures

  • Linux Vs. Unix
    ​In computer time, a substantial part of the population has a misconception that the Unix and Linux operating systems are one and the same. However, the opposite is true. Let's look at it from a closer look.
  • Open Source OS Still supporting 32-bit Architecture and Why it’s Important
    One after the other, Linux distributions are dropping 32-bit support. Or, to be accurate, they drop support for the Intel x86 32-bit architecture (IA-32). Indeed, computers based on x86_64 hardware (x86-64) are superior in every way to their 32-bits counterpart: they are more powerful, run faster, are more compact, and more energy efficient. Not mentioning their price has considerably decreased in just a few years.

Mir 0.29

  • Mir 0.29.0 release
    We are pleased to announce that Mir 0.29.0 has been released and is available in Mir release PPA. There are builds for the supported Ubuntu releases (16.04 LTS “Xenial”, 17.04 “Zesty” and 17.10 “Artful”) . Mir 0.29.0 is in the process of uploading into Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic” (it should move out of “proposed” and into the main archive in about a week). If you need it sooner then a “Bionic” build is also available in the Mir release PPA.
  • Mir 0.29 Released To Improve Their Wayland Implementation
    The past few days Canonical's Mir developers have been preparing their next milestone with pushing this display server along with Wayland protocol support and now that new "v0.29" release is available.