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Review: Novell Tries to Give You 'Just Enough' Linux

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SUSE Even though Linux operating systems have very low minimum hardware requirements anyway, there's always room to get even leaner, or just enough. SUSE Linux Enterprise JeOS (pronounced "juice"), the beta "Just enough" operating system from Novel, is a lightweight and bare-bones version of the company's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

People of openSUSE: Michael Löffler

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SUSE This week ‘People of openSUSE’ scope out openSUSE Product Manager Michael Löffler known for his great work in helping setting up the openSUSE Project, bridge between Novell and community, openSUSE Shop, and so much more..!

Switching to Linux which distro to use, openSUSE?

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SUSE We’ll do this test with the live (Gnome) CD to analyze: parts of the hardware that are recognized, software package installed, general usability (setup adjustments, software installation).

Novell expands Microsoft alliance with China deal

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SUSE 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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SUSE 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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SUSE 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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SUSE 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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SUSE 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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SUSE 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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SUSE 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:

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