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Novell Strips BitTorrent DHT Technology from openSUSE

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torrentfreak.com: The Pirate Bay’s tracker closure has spurred several discussions about DHT, BitTorrent’s fallback technology for when central trackers are unavailable. According to some, DHT has some problems of its own. Novell, for example, decided to ship openSUSE with the BitTorrent client Transmission, but not before stripping DHT support.

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11.2 x86_64

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This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 11.2 64bit (x86_64) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP, CGI and SSI support, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH, TLS and virtual mail users, MyDNS DNS server, Pureftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 98 is out!

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Issue #98 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

openSUSE 11.2 - James Bond's choice

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  • openSUSE 11.2 - James Bond's choice
  • OpenSUSE 11.2
  • Enhancing openSUSE 11.2:

Trust Linux!

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cordis.europa.eu: A team of researchers has implemented support for ‘trusted computing’ in a commercially available version of the open source operating system Linux, breaking new ground in the global drive toward more secure computing environments.

openSUSE 11.2

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lwn.net: Right behind Mandriva and Ubuntu, openSUSE 11.2 arrived as scheduled after almost a year of development. This incremental version increase has enough new features to warrant a closer look. Sometimes adding so many new features between minor versions can backfire.

openSuSE 11.2

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  • openSuSE 11.2
  • openSUSE 11.2: Getting Started
  • Tomboy and openSUSE 11.2

openSUSE Weekly News Issue 97 is out!

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Issue #97 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

OpenSUSE 11.2 Review

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  • OpenSUSE 11.2 Review and Commentary
  • OpenSUSE 11.2 Integrates a Slick KDE Desktop
  • Howto Upgrade from Opensuse11.1 to Opensuse 11.2
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