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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 38

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Issue #38 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Last Call for openSUSE Board Candidates, openSUSE 11.0 survey, and KDE in openSUSE 11.1 and beyond.

opensuse adds Installation over serial line

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opensuse.org: It’s now possible to install openSUSE if you only have a serial line (without additional tricks). Our graphical bootloader frontend used to ignore serial input. That’s now (starting with 11.1 beta1) changed.

openSUSE 11.0 Survey Results

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opensuse.org: The openSUSE survey results are out now. The survey we made in July/August time frame attracted over 12,000 participants. Here is a short summary on changes compared to the last one we did approximately 1 1/2 year ago with the openSUSE 10.2 release.

KDE in openSUSE 11.1 and beyond

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opensuse.org: KDE is hugely important to the openSUSE project, and openSUSE’s users. According to our most recent survey, a total of 68.3% of respondents are using KDE, so when it’s time to decide how to support KDE as it moves through its transition period, it’s not something that is taken lightly.

opensuse-tutorials is up online

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opensuse.org: There are fedora-tutorials, ubuntu-futorials website on the web, for anyone who envies, of course, we have opensuse-tutorials either.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 37

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Issue #37 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: Hack Week III Judging, Novell OpenPR Blog: Zonker Blogs, and Board election.

openSUSE Board Election Comments

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opensuse.org: The first openSUSE board has been appointed a year ago and now the elections are starting. We have formed an election committee that is organising it.

openSUSE 11.0: Handles Server Duty Well

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linuxplanet.com: OpenSUSE 11.0 does a great job on the desktop, but it shines equally as bright in the server role. Everything you need to set up most any type of server comes on the OpenSUSE 11.0 installation DVD. The trick is narrowing down the options to the ones you'll really need.

Novell heeds SUSE users' call for SELinux security option

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techtarget.com: SUSE Linux administrators will have a choice in intrusion detection systems next year: They can use the complex, military-grade Security-Enhanced Linux, or SELinux or instead Novell Inc.'s simpler AppArmor security tool.

Windows Guy Tries Open Suse 11

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10minutetech.net: I’m a Windows Guy. I’ve wanted to see if I could walk on the Linux side for a while now. I wanted to see if I could really switch over and do all the things I need to do easily. So I decided to give it a try.

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