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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 110 is out

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Issue #110 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Test driving the OpenSuSE Education distribution

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ghacks.net: Schools need open source. They need it to save money and they need it for reliability an flexibility. The problem is there aren’t many distributions geared towards educational institutions. Because of the OpenSuSE Education distribution, a plethora of distributions isn’t necessary. But does this promising distribution fill all the gaps?

Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1.x On An OpenSUSE 11.2 Server

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This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless OpenSUSE 11.2 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

openSUSE Survey 2010 – Participate now

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opensuse.org: Participate in the openSUSE survey 2010 to give feedback to the openSUSE project about the distribution, the openSUSE tools environment and the project in general. Let us know where things are in good shape and areas where improvement is needed.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 109 is out

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Issue #109 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On OpenSUSE 11.2

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This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on OpenSUSE 11.2. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user.

The Greatest KDE Distro Ever: An Early Look at openSUSE 11.3

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linux-mag.com: This week the first milestone release of openSUSE was made available. Together with the KDE 4.4 release candidate and excellent integration of GTK applications such as Firefox, openSUSE simply provides the greatest KDE experience available to date. Here’s why.

Its here! openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1

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  • Its here! openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1
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Thinkpad X40 and openSUSE 11.2

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bitsnbikes.blogspot: Note to self... and anyone interested... Installing openSUSE 11.2 in a IBM thinkpad X40:

How To Set Up A USB-Over-IP Server And Client With OpenSUSE 11.2

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This tutorial shows how to set up a USB-over-IP server with OpenSUSE 11.2 as well as a USB-over-IP client (also running OpenSUSE 11.2). The USB/IP Project aims to develop a general USB device sharing system over IP network. To share USB devices between computers with their full functionality, USB/IP encapsulates "USB I/O messages" into TCP/IP payloads and transmits them between computers. USB-over-IP can be useful for virtual machines, for example, that don't have access to the host system's hardware - USB-over-IP allows virtual machines to use remote USB devices.

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Koozali SME Server 8.2 Reaches End of Life on March 31, Upgrade to Koozali SME 9

Koozali Foundation, through Terry Fage, announced the availability of a final set of updates for the Koozali SME Server 8.2 operating system, which will reach end of life this week. Patching some of the reported bugs, the new packages released today for Koozali SME Server 8.2 are e-smith-ibays-2.2.0-16.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, e-smith-manager-2.2.0-14.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, smeserver-clamav-2.2.0-15.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, smeserver-locale-*-2.2.0-56.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, and smeserver-yum-2.2.0-26.el5.sme.noarch.rpm. Read more

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