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08.09.08

Do-No-Evil Saturday – Part IV: Minor OpenSUSE News

Posted in GNU/Linux, KDE, OpenSUSE at 1:52 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

More tutorials such as this one came from susegeek, AKA suseuser. They increase the presence of SUSE in some GNU/Linux sites, giving it more visibility. To many people, the “big match” is one that involves #1 and #2 ibased on Distrowatch. That would be Ubuntu and OpenSUSE.

OpenSUSE is a Novell based, Linux distrobution that focuses on user-interface, package-management, and user-friendliness. It gives you a decision between Gnome and KDE or you can download the dvd containing both.

Ubuntu is a linux distrobution based on Debian. It uses Gnome as its primary desktop enviroment and it has over 25,000 packages in its apt-get repository.

Another story about the muchly-hyped Ubuntu ends up with a victorious OpenSUSE.

BUT, i did not like Ubuntu. So i decided to try other versions … and the next one of Mandriva (for having some brazilian history behind it). Mandriva worked better than Kurumin and Ubuntu for me ( another difference in linux is that for some “versions” the .exe files are .deb and others .rpm – so, 2 executables files for linux, rather than .exe for windows)

Unfortunatelly not even with a lot of searching i got the webcam to work, so i decided to try others … until i have found OpenSUSE. Finally i had found my gnu/linux distro.

Looking at a slightly broader picture, here are Kubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE under consideration. It’s about the new version of KDE.

KDE 4.1 Mania (Overview on Kubuntu, Fedora and Opensuse)

Is it true? KDE 4.1.1? Yes, it is a latest upgrade on second August, opensuse moved a miles forward from Fedora and 10 miles forward from Ubuntu. It’s really happy and good to have the latest KDE in my linux. Opensuse is really bring KDE 4 to a better perspection and if you want to use KDE 4, I really recommend Opensuse 11. It is stable, cool (40 celcius in 3 hour), queit, soft, sophisticated, easy, windows-user friendly (no more mounting partition, you can get it already mount in sysinfo:/ and root in windows folder), wine friendly (I patch Bitcomet and iTune screenshots as a prove) and always keep update. 3 days ago I have KDE 4.0.5, yesterday I have KDE 4.0.99 and today I have KDE 4.1.1

Mandriva is not left out, but it’s actually PCLinuxOS that inherits its thunder in this migration story.

I recently decided to give OpenSuse 11.0 a spin on some of the computer terminals at work, replacing PCLinuxOS. It is not that I have any hard feelings towards PCLinuxOS, it is just that I prefer to stay up on the different distros available to make sure I’m not missing out on something.

The final release of Mandriva 2009 (and other distributions that contain KDE 4.1) may change the rules of this game. Later this month, KDE 3.5.10 will be released thoough, so it’s far from phased out.

Here is a bit of a cruise with KDE 4.1 on the best-known OpenSUSE Live CD.

I just bought a new laptop and KDE guys decide to pamper me by releasing the greatest desktop manager in form of KDE 4.1. To add cherry to the cake OpenSUSE guys made a Live CD and gave me the opportunity to fiddle with it.

There were many other posts of interest, such as those whicc increasingly concentrate on accessibility. Here is another interesting one about OpenSUSE TV

Some may know about the Geeko’s Tube, I’m not so sure that many do though. There has been for a while now tube.opensuse.org, this is the official repository of videos by openSUSE people. All the video is in .ogg format, and as such will play straight out of the box regardless of whether users are purists/pragmatists/whatever.

Lots more material can be found in the OpenSUSE site.

In this week:

* KDE 4.1 Released With openSUSE Packages and Live CD
* Help Create the Artwork for openSUSE 11.1
* Reminder: openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo
* Banshee 1.2 Released

Events

Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier sent this E-mail announcement (also blogged it later or beforehand):


Novell is once again sponsoring Hack Week — and we want you to be in
on it! Hack Week III (HW3) runs from August 25th through August 29th.

What’s Hack Week? Hack Week is a chance for Novell’s developers to
work on Innovation Time Off (ITO) projects, uninterrupted by normal
hacking duties. This helps provide an opportunity for Novell’s
developers to work on innovative new projects they might not normally
be able to work on. Since most of the projects developed during Hack
Week are open source, this also benefits the community by providing
new code.

During Hack Week, developers can work on any project of interest. So
far Hack Week has spawned a number of impressive projects and
improvements, such as Debian package support in the openSUSE Build
Service, Tasque, Giver, and many others.

For HW3, we’re encouraging members of the openSUSE community to get
involved as well, either by working on their own Hack Week projects,
or by collaborating with Novell developers to create or enhance open
source projects.

We are sponsoring travel for a limited number of contributors. If
you’re interested in working on a project in person, please contact
Andreas Jaeger (aj@suse.de) by August 12th. We will also be announcing
ways for community contributors to participate in Hack Week III
remotely, stay tuned to news.opensuse.org and opensuse-announce for
details.


Also from Zonker, regarding LinuxWorld:

Hello from San Francisco! LinuxWorld Expo is going pretty well so far — we ran out of DVDs at the booth yesterday, which was a pleasant problem to have — I hope all the folks who snagged a DVD went straight home and installed openSUSE 11.0 on their computer, their neighbor’s computer, and any other computers that happened to be lying around. The booth was busy most of the day, with a few lulls that I think coincided with keynotes.

Zonker will speak on behalf of OpenSUSE at the Ohio LinuxFest

The Linux community continues to move in new and diverse directions while building a successful momentum each new year.

[...]

Mr. Brockmeier is the openSUSE Community Manager, where he puts the word out about openSUSE and works to grow the openSUSE project by verifying the project has the needed support and tools. Mr. Brockmeier has contributed to books on many Open Source topics. He has also written for many publications, including Linux Magazine, Sys Admin, IBM developerWorks, Linux Weekly News, Enterprise Linux Magazine, ZDNet, Unix Review, NewsForge.com and Linux.com.

That’s about all for this weekend. Enjoy the rest of it.

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6 Comments

  1. Jarrhed said,

    August 9, 2008 at 2:13 pm

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    Eh This websites retarded, you guys have no idea what Novell has done for Linux. Although, I do not like Novells situation with Microsoft but, that doesn’t mean their crap. This sites stupid, and why the hell is one of my blog posts here?

  2. p.cole said,

    August 9, 2008 at 2:19 pm

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    On muchly hyped blogger: He has a working deb distro; then why the praises of opensushi. Installed SIDUX on a HP2000tx flawlessly and I use that as a netbook. Installed Lenny on HP9000dv and use that for work.

  3. Tech said,

    August 10, 2008 at 12:38 am

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    Microsoft is going to hijack Open Office using novell

    http://derstandard.at/?url=/?id=1216917892794

    KDE is also at risk. Novell is hiring KDE developers.

    http://darksidefoss.blogspot.com/2008/08/open-source-war-is-over-microsoft.html

  4. Roy Schestowitz said,

    August 10, 2008 at 2:19 am

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    Your comment entered the moderation queue. Thanks for the pointer.

  5. Hun said,

    August 10, 2008 at 7:14 am

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    more kde poisoning begins….

    from Stephan Binner
    reply-to kde-devel@kde.org
    to kde-devel@kde.org
    date Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 8:58 PM
    subject Looking for a KDE Job?

    Hello,

    as just mentioned in the openSUSE talk at Akademy, Novell/SUSE is hiring for its KDE team! The team is working on KDE in past and future openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise releases. You can find the job description under “Software Engineer Senior” (ID#1158) at http://novell.com/company/careers/ . Please feel invited to inquire us at Akademy if you want know more about benefits, how it’s working for SUSE and any other question you might have about it.

    Bye,

    Steve

    PS: Original post at http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3602

  6. Roy Schestowitz said,

    August 10, 2008 at 7:36 am

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    Novell already employs some KDE developers. I would be more interested in knowing what projects they are assigned to. See this new post.

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