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Comments on Phoronix Benchmarking openSUSE 11.1

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Andreas Jaeger: Phoronix has run some tests comparing the openSUSE 11.1 release candidate (RC1), Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10 and Mandriva 2009.0 on Intel Atom. We have looked at the results and they are not good for openSUSE 11.1. I’ve talked with a few engineers and want to present below our first analysis.

The OpenSuse FAQ touched me in a bad place

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meandubuntu.wordpress: Today, I was reading Slashdot coverage on the new release of OpenSUSE. Surfing from there led me from one place to another, eventually ending up on the OpenSUSE FAQ:Novell-MS. There was a particular statement that bothered me enough to make this blog entry.

Novell gets a new/old Linux chief

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SUSE Markus Rex, formerly the CTO of SUSE and currently on leave from Novell, is back in the saddle as acting general manager and senior vice president of Novell's Open Platform Solutions business unit.

The lizard roars: openSUSE 11.1 coming this week

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SUSE openSUSE 11.1, the next major version of the company's community-driven Linux distribution, is scheduled for release on December 17. The new version will include updated software and some important new features that enhance the quality of the distribution.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 50

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SUSE Issue #50 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Pre-order openSUSE 11.1, Wanted: Tester from SUSE Studio, and Password Protect for GRUB.

Q&A with Joe Brockmeier at Novell

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SUSE If you read the Linux section of the Neowin forums recently, you will know that Neowin was recently given the opportunity for a Q&A session with Joe Brockmeier.

Also: Open Source Matures w/ Joe Brockmeier

HP preinstalls Linux on SMB desktop

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SUSE HP and Novell today jointly announced that HP will pre-load Novell's SUSE LInux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) on its Compaq dc5850 desktop PC for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Novell and what they bring to the party

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bushweed.blogspot: It's almost time for another openSUSE release, and I'm sure there will be many articles written about it in the near future. But what about the company behind the SUSE logo? Novell get a lot of bad press, but do they really deserve it?

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 49

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SUSE Issue #49 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Andreas Jaeger: openSUSE 11.1 Goes RC2, Joe Brockmeier: Mounting remote directories using FUSE and sshfs on openSUSE, and Henne Vogelsang: What’s Working Well and What To Do With It.

openSUSE 11.1 Review

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SUSE openSUSE 11.1 features all of the great new improvements in the Gnome and KDE desktops, combined with many of their own direct innovations.

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