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Novell expands Microsoft alliance with China deal

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boston.com: Linux software vendor Novell Inc. of Waltham is expanding its alliance with Microsoft Corp. into China, in a bid to encourage Chinese companies to start paying for the software they use to run their businesses.

Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1

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opensuse.org: The openSUSE team is proud to announce the first Beta release of openSUSE 11.0! There are many exciting enhancements and features in the new release. Among these is the incredibly fast package management (libzypp), KDE 3.5.9 and 4.0.3, GNOME 2.22.1, a beautiful new installer, installable live CDs and much more.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 18

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opensuse.org: Issue #18 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE Project Releases Major Update to openSUSE Build Service, Counting down to 11.0 - Get your counter here, and Tips and Tricks: Colored shell.

Novell CEO: Linux for the consumer desktop will take years

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infoworld.com: Ronald Hovsepian acknowledges that Novell's Suse Linux will be slow to catch on in the consumer realm as the market needs several years to grow and mature.

Where Novell Can Beat Microsoft

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thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy admits it: He left Novell for dead last year. But recent conversations with the company forced him to rethink all of those negative notions. In a few markets, Novell may actually thrive. And in one particular market, Novell could give Microsoft a run for its money.

Also: Novell slashes mainframe Linux pricing

Flipping the Linux switch: openSUSE, geeko of many colors

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downloadsquad.com: The last openSUSE install I tried for any real length of time was 10.1. I installed 10.3 a month or two back to try some things, and found, though it's really usable, there wasn't anything that made me want to say, "Screw Ubuntu." But I wanted to try openSUSE again.

openSUSE 11.0 beta

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duncan.mac-vicar.com: While reading Review: Hat Trick For Fedora 9 Beta, it caught my attention that the author says “Fedora continues to wear the innovation hat” because some of the changes described there. I did not see any killer feature openSUSE 11.0 does not have too, and a few ones are worth to highlight:

openSUSE 11.0: Package installation 743% faster for default patterns

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kdedevelopers.org (coolo): We implemented some very interesting features for openSUSE 11.0 to make the installation easier and faster:

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 17

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news.opensuse.org: Issue 17 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue:
openSUSE-Education 1.0 RC2 for openSUSE 10.3 is Ready, Tips and Tricks: Quick host-to-host transfer, and Stephan Binner: openSUSE’s KDE 4.0.3 Packages.

Microsoft & Linux: At What Point Is It Cheaper to Just Buy Novell?

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sys-con.com: Microsoft no longer sees itself as simply a Windows company. One recent indication of this is their determination to buy the LAMP-centric (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Yahoo! Instead of migrating all the tried and tested Yahoo! services over to a Windows server infrastructure, wouldn't it be simpler to establish Microsoft Linux through the acquisition of Novell?

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