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Novell's open source legacy – wake up, little SUSE

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h-online.com: Novell's unrequited romance with Linux and free software is over. Novell was the good guy in the SCO saga, backed its open source developers and made numerous contributions to free software projects – but it is fated not to be remembered for its triumphs or good deeds which have been lost in the dust of indemnifications, patent sales, and arguments about Microsoft or Mono.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 178 is out

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First step towards 12.1 with Milestone 1

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news.opensuse.org: Milestone 1, the first step towards the upcoming openSUSE 12.1 release, is now available. It is the first milestone, hence far from stable, but the images are now finally building, so we have a good starting point for further development.

OpenSUSE Workstations Used for Rendering Real Facial Expressions in L.A. Noire

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ubuntuvibes.com: Here is yet another instance where Linux systems are being used for production in entertainment industry. This time Rockstar games, who gave the world Grand Theft Auto series used Linux systems (OpenSUSE/SUSE Linux) in rendering real life facial expressions to the characters in their game L.A. Noire.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 177 is out

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Attachmate CEO: Committed to SUSE Linux

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  • Attachmate CEO: We’re Absolutely Committed to SUSE Linux
  • People of openSUSE: Jeff Mahoney
  • The Future of SUSE is Focus and Innovation
  • Factory Progress

Phasing Out OpenSUSE

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  • Phasing Out OpenSUSE
  • SUSE to Offer Commercial Support for Open Build Service

openSUSE takes the SUSE out of OBS

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news.opensuse.org: The openSUSE Build Service Team has decided to rename its cutting-edge packaging- and distribution build technology to Open Build Service. The new name, while maintaining the well-known OBS acronym, signals its open and cross-distribution nature.

What Nils Brauckmann didn't say, for SUSE to grow openSUSE must shrink

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linuxtweaking.blogspot: The action taken by Attachmate so far implies they want to make SUSE a strong and successful competitor, splitting it from Novell, dropping Mono, as Nils stated they want to sharpen their focus on SUSE. But how can SUSE be successful or maximize its revenue when its strongest competing product is openSUSE?

Where Novell & SUSE Linux goes from here

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zdnet.com: Attachmate’s purchase of Novell is done, and now we’re beginning to see it plans develop for the open-source power. First, and foremost, Attachmate is dividing up Novell’s programs into three nominally independent divisions.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 176 is out

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Unity Coming to openSUSE After All

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ostatic.com: Last Winter we got news that Unity was in process of being ported to openSUSE along with several handy indicators. By February it was looking less likely to happen. However, Nelson Marques has announced that Unity 2D packages would indeed be available soon.

A Bar-Room Tale Of Novell’s SuSE Adventure

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Novell’s bright hopes for SuSE failed to shine, but a chance encounter in a London bar may explain how the downhill run started, claims Eric Doyle

Evergreen to pick up after 11.2 end of life

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omgsuse.com: Recently, the openSUSE security team announced that official support for openSUSE 11.2 has been discontinued just as [openSUSE 11.1] did after it's 18 month support cycle. Users who still have 11.2 installed have two options if they wish to continue to stay updated:

Attachmate's Brauckmann takes control of SUSE

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theregister.co.uk: Legacy software lover Attachmate has put one of its own long-time executives in charge of what was formerly Novell's SUSE Linux operation and will focus that unit on serving Linux customers and growing Linux business.

People of openSUSE: Jos Poortvliet

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opensuse.org: On this issue of people of openSUSE, you can read about our friendly SUSE community manager, Jos Poortvliet. Read about his job at the SUSE, what he does in openSUSE, his personal opinion of Free Software, openSUSE and more!

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 174 is out!

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openSUSE 11.4: Built to Rule Gnome

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lizards.opensuse.org: openSUSE has been a pretty good Gnome distribution for a long time now, but 11.4 really gave me a different feeling: I found only 1 bug I care to solve in my laptop support, and the defaults I had out of the box were all more than good, they were pleasing.

Who Should Buy SuSE Linux?

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blogs.computerworlduk: In the early days of companies based around open source, the questions were: would they make any money? Would they survive? Once it was clear that they not only could survive, but also make money quite nicely, the next question became: what happens when they become successful enough to get bought by traditional software companies?

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