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Novell and Microsoft: Stop with the FUD already

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blogs.computerworld: Unlike a lot of open-source supporters, I don't turn red with anger at the very thought of Novell working with Microsoft. Like it or not, getting Linux and Windows to work better together makes good, hard business sense. What I do find annoying is that Novell is continuing to feed Microsoft's FUD machine about Linux.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 35

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Issue #35 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha2 is available, Linux Distribution Popularity Across the Globe, and openSUSE to add SELinux Basic Enablement in 11.1.

Five Ways Novell Should Spend Microsoft’s Money

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thevarguy.com: Microsoft is sending another $100 million toward Novell as part of an ongoing Windows-SUSE Linux relationship. Here are five things Novell should do with that dough.

OpenSUSE 11.0: A Solid, Up-to-Date Linux Desktop

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linuxplanet.com: openSUSE 11.0 is based on the Linux kernel version 2.6.25 and provides a cornucopia of features. If you choose to download the full DVD, you can expect a whopping 4.5 GBs for the iso-format file. Other options include a Live CD and over the network.

Microsoft + Novell = Monopoly 2.0?

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opensource.org: Microsoft's silence on the topic of what they can do for Open Source has now been shattered by the news that they will follow none of the suggestions by any of the leaders in the open source community. Rather, they will spend another $100M on software they have no intention of ever actually using.

Novell might infringe the GPL

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beranger.org: Red Hat makes publicly available to anyone, in free access (here), the complete source code for all the packages included in RHEL, including the sources for the commercially-available updates. Novell only makes publicly available to anyone, in free access (here and here), only the source code for the packages "as of release."

Novell widens Linux accord with Microsoft

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  • Novell widens Linux accord with Microsoft

  • Microsoft to buy up to $100M in Novell SUSE Linux support vouchers
  • Microsoft to pay Novell $100 million more for Linux support
  • Microsoft And Novell Extend Linux Support Accord
  • Microsoft, Novell Expand Interoperability Partnership

openSUSE @ Akademy 2008

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lizards.opensuse: In Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium currently Akademy, the annual conference of the KDE project takes place. More than 300 people had a nice weekend listening to a whole bunch of very interesting talks of various topics around KDE. Over the week there will be special topics and BOFs and Hacking.

Announcing ENOS 2008

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opensuse.org: The acronym ENOS stands for ‘Encontro Nacional de openSUSE‘, a Portuguese expression which can be translated to ‘National openSUSE Meeting‘, an event meant to unite the Portuguese openSUSE users, as well as provide the participants an inside view into the latest developments in the openSUSE project and stimulate them to take an active part in the community itself.

openSUSE shorts

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  • Join the openSUSE proofreading team

  • Announcing Hack Week III
  • Novell Ain’t the Bad Guy
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