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OpenSUSE 11.1 Review

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extremetech.com: It's been quite a while since I've played with openSUSE. Back in the day it was pretty much my favorite Linux distribution. Oh sure I flirted with other distros and I enjoyed using them, but openSUSE always had its own special appeal. As a result, I couldn't resist downloading openSUSE 11.1 and giving it a shot.

Slideshow: openSUSE 11.1 Takes On Ubuntu, Fedora

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eweek.com: Novell's openSUSE hit Version 11.1 late last year, sporting a renewed focus on community involvement. Check out this slideshow to see if openSUSE has what it takes to win mindshare from Canonical's Ubuntu and Red Hat's Fedora.

Novell’s Partner Program: More Than SUSE Linux

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thevarguy.com: Seeking to be known as more than the SUSE Linux company, Novell today shed more light on its evolving partner program — which blankets the company’s complete product portfolio

Registering your shiny new HP Mini-Note 2133

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lizards.opensuse: So you just got an HP Mini-Note 2133 pre-loaded with SLED 10? Great, right? If you attempt to use YaST to register you copy of SLED on the 2133, you’ll be re-directed to a “special” Novell Customer Center login. It simply refreshes the page when you click submit and sends nothing to Novell.

Novell cutting more heads?

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theregister.co.uk: Novell employees should brace for more layoffs, beyond the 100 or so the company has officially discussed. Chief executive Ron Hovsepian has told the company's employees in Germany that more cuts are coming.

This Just In: Dell Says, "Linux, I Choose You."

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daniweb.com/blogs: Well, well, how about that Dell? In a landmark decision, Dell announced that it has penned a deal to use Novell's SUSE Linux in its data centers to power its new OptiPlex FX 160 thin client systems. Wow.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 57

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opensuse.org: Issue #57 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE@FOSDEM2009, HP Builds on the openSUSE Education Project, and How to install KDE 4.2.

Novell may make more acquisitions to fill product line

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computerworld.com: Novell continues to look at acquisitions to fill its product line, Ron Hovsepian, the company's president and CEO, told reporters in Bangalore Monday.

Novell confirms layoffs

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computerworld.com: Open-source vendor Novell Inc. on Saturday confirmed reports that it had a layoff on Friday, though it said the layoffs were small and amounted to less than 3% of its workforce.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 56

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opensuse.org: Issue #56 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: FOSDEM 2009, Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors, and Novell’s 2009 Technical Strategy and Process.

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