EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

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.

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

6 Comments

  1. Jarrhed said,

    August 9, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Gravatar

    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

    Gravatar

    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

    Gravatar

    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

    Gravatar

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

  5. Hun said,

    August 10, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Gravatar

    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

    Gravatar

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

What Else is New


  1. The Appeal Board (PTAB) and Federal Circuit (CAFC) Maintain Good Pace of Patent Elimination Where Scope Was Exceeded

    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) continues to accept about 4 out of 5 decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) refuses to intervene



  2. Software Patents Are Ebbing Away, But the “Swamp” Fights Back and Hijacks the Word “Fix”

    The club of patent maximalists, or those who profit from excess prosecution and legal chaos, isn't liking what has happened in the United States and it wants everything reversed



  3. Report From Yesterday's Debate About the European Patent Office (EPO) at the Bavarian Landtag

    A report of the EPO debate which took place at the Bavarian Landtag yesterday (21/2/2017)



  4. Links 22/2/2017: Wine-Staging 2.2, Nautilus 3.24

    Links for the day



  5. French Politician Richard Yung Tells the Government About Abuses at the European Patent Office (EPO)

    The subject of EPO scandals has once again landed in French politics, just a couple of months since it last happened



  6. The Sickness of the EPO – Part II: Background Information and Insights

    With a privatised, in-house (sometimes outsourced and for-profit) force for surveillance, policing, justice, public relations and now medical assessment (mere vassals or marionettes of the management) the EPO serves to show that it has become indistinguishable from North Korea, where the Supreme Leader gets to control every single aspect (absolutely no separation of powers)



  7. EPO Cartoon/Caricature by KrewinkelKrijst

    A new rendition by Dutch cartoonist and illustrator KrewinkelKrijst



  8. Inverting Narratives: IAM 'Magazine' Paints Massive Patent Bully Microsoft (Preying on the Weak) as a Defender of the Powerless

    Selective coverage and deliberate misinterpretation of Microsoft's tactics (patent settlement under threat, disguised as "pre-installation of some of the US company’s software products") as seen in IAM almost every week these days



  9. The Sickness of the EPO – Part I: Motivation for New Series of Articles

    An introduction or prelude to a long series of upcoming posts, whose purpose is to show governance by coercion, pressure, retribution and tribalism rather than professional relationship between human beings at the European Patent Office (EPO)



  10. Insensitivity at the EPO’s Management – Part VII: EPO Hypocrisy on Cancer and Lack of Feedback to and From ECPC

    The European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), which calls itself "the largest European cancer patients' umbrella organisation," fails to fulfill its duties, says a source of ours, and the EPO makes things even worse



  11. Links 21/2/2017: KDE Plasma 5.9.2 in Chakra GNU/Linux, pfSense 2.3.3

    Links for the day



  12. EPO Caricature: Battistelli's Wall

    Battistelli's solution to everything at the EPO is exclusion and barriers



  13. The 'New' Microsoft is Still Acting Like a Dangerous Cult in an Effort to Hijack and/or Undermine All Free/Open Source Software

    In an effort to combat any large deployment of non-Microsoft software, the company goes personal and attempts to overthrow even management that is not receptive to Microsoft's agenda



  14. PTAB Petitioned to Help Against Patent Troll InfoGation Corp., Which Goes After Linux/Android OEMs in China

    A new example of software patents against Free software, or trolls against companies that are distributing freedom-respecting software from a country where these patents are not even potent (they don't exist there)



  15. Links 20/2/2017: Linux 4.10, LineageOS Milestone

    Links for the day



  16. No, Doing Mathematical Operations on a Processor Does Not Make Algorithms Patent-Eligible

    Old and familiar tricks -- a method for tricking examiners into the idea that algorithms are actual machines -- are being peddled by Watchtroll again



  17. Paid-for UPC Proponent, IAM 'Magazine', Debunked on UPC Again

    The impact of the corrupted (by EPO money) media goes further than one might expect and even 'borrows' out-of-date news in order to promote the UPC



  18. Lack of Justice in and Around the EPO Drawing Scrutiny

    The status of the EPO as an entity above the law (in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and so on) is becoming the subject of press reports and staff is leaving in large numbers



  19. Links 19/2/2017: GParted 0.28.1, LibreOffice Donations Record

    Links for the day



  20. The EPO is Becoming an Embarrassment to Europe and a Growing Threat to the European Union

    The increasingly pathetic moves by Battistelli and the ever-declining image/status of the EPO (only 0% of polled stakeholders approve Battistelli's management) is causing damage to the reputation of the European Union, even if the EPO is not a European Union organ but an international one



  21. Patent Misconceptions Promoted by the Patent Meta-Industry

    Cherry-picking one's way into the perception of patent eligibility for software and the misguided belief that without patents there will be no innovation



  22. As the United States Shuts Its Door on Low-Quality Patents the Patent Trolls Move to Asia

    Disintegration of Intellectual Ventures (further shrinkage after losing software patents at CAFC), China's massive patent bubble, and Singapore's implicit invitation/facilitation of patent trolls (bubble economy)



  23. Links 17/2/2017: Wine 2.2, New Ubuntu LTS

    Links for the day



  24. Bad Advice From Mintz Levin and Bejin Bieneman PLC Would Have People Believe That Software Patents Are Still Worth Pursuing

    The latest examples of misleading articles which, in spite of the avalanche of software patents in the United States, continue to promote these



  25. Patents Are Not Property, They Are a Monopoly, and They Are Not Owned But Temporarily Granted

    Patent maximalism and distortion of concepts associated with patents tackled again, for terminology is being hijacked by those who turned patents into their "milking cows"



  26. SoftBank Group, New Owner of ARM, Could Potentially Become (in Part) a Patent Troll or an Aggressor Like Qualcomm

    SoftBank grabbed headlines (in the West at least) when it bought ARM, but will it soon grab headlines for going after practicing companies using a bunch of patents that it got from Inventergy, ARM, and beyond?



  27. Technicolor, Having Turned Into a Patent Troll, Attacks Android/Tizen/Linux With Patents in Europe

    Technicolor, which a lot of the media portrayed as a patent troll in previous years (especially after it had sued Apple, HTC and Samsung), is now taking action against Samsung in Europe (Paris, Dusseldorf and Mannheim)



  28. Michelle Lee is Still “in Charge” of the US Patent System

    Contrary to a malicious whispering campaign against Lee (a coup attempt, courtesy of patent maximalists who make a living from mass litigation), she is still in charge of the USPTO



  29. Our Assessment: EPO Wants a Lot of Low-Quality Patents and Low-Paid Staff With UPC (Prosecution Galore)

    The European Patent Office seems to be less interested in examination and more interested in facilitating overzealous prosecution all across Europe and beyond; The Administrative Council has shown no signs that it is interested in profound changes, except those proposed by Battistelli in the face of growing resistance from staff and from ordinary stakeholders



  30. Links 16/2/2017: HITMAN for GNU/Linux, Go 1.8

    Links for the day


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts