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OpenSuSE 11.1 Released

Just in time for Christmas, Novell has announced the availability of OpenSuSE 11.1. OpenSuSE 11.1 is updated against the latest Linux packages including KDE 4.1, GNOME 2.24, OpenOffice.org 3.0, the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, and various other updates. For more information on OpenSuSE 11.1 or to download it, checkout OpenSuSE.org.
18 December 2008 - Novell Updates Its Distro - 12 Comments

Moonlight 1.0 Beta w/ Microsoft Media Pack

Miguel de Icaza has today announced the release of Moonlight 1.0 Beta 1. This test release brings in Microsoft Media Pack for playing back video and audio files that is a direct decedent of the decoders found in Silverlight 2.0.
2 December 2008 - Microsoft & Novell - 11 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.1 Release Candidate 1

Three weeks prior to the expected availability of OpenSuSE 11.1, the first release candidate is now out for testing. New packages in OpenSuSE 11.1 RC1 include the Linux 2.6.27.7 kernel, glibc 2.9, new translations, Amaraok 2.0 Release Candidate 1, and Zypper 1.0.1. OpenSuSE 11.1 RC1 also brings forth a newer and shorter distribution license. Download links and the release announcement can be read on the OpenSuSE mailing list.
28 November 2008 - Final Version Coming Soon - 8 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.0 Released

Today the OpenSuSE project has announced the release of OpenSuSE 11.0. This new Linux desktop release has a horde of improvements. Some of the new packages include GNOME 2.22, KDE 4.0, Compiz Fusion, Firefox 3.0, and more. This release also includes the new OpenSuSE installer. A few screenshots from an earlier development release can be viewed here. All of the release details (and download links) are available from the OpenSuSE website.
19 June 2008 - A New Distribution Release From Novell - 10 Comments

The Installer For OpenSUSE 11.0

Yesterday OpenSUSE 11.0 RC 1 was released with 578 bug-fixes since OpenSuSE 11.0 beta 3. This summer release of OpenSuSE 11.0 brings quite a bit to the table, among which is a new installer. Back in January when OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 surfaced we had provided a tour of the new OpenSuSE installer. This Linux installer uses Trolltech's Qt4 tool-kit and provides a dramatically improved experience over the earlier YaST installer. However, as the interface has changed slightly since sharing those screenshots, attached are the installation screenshots from OpenSuSE 11.0 RC 1. More information on this release candidate can be found in the OpenSuSE release announcement.
30 May 2008 - Novell Makes A Nice Installer - 7 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 Released

Planned for release in June of 2008 is the release of OpenSuSE 11.0, while arriving today is OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1. The first development release for OpenSuSE 11.0 was Alpha 0, which was released last December, and there are six more development/testing releases planned prior to its final release. New in OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 is the inclusion of KDE 4.0 with Qt4 updates, Perl 5.10, NetworkManager 0.7, CUPS 1.3.5, and the integration of PulseAudio. The release announcement can be found at the OpenSuSE website.
18 January 2008 - The Start Of OpenSuSE/SuSE 11.0

OpenSuSE 10.3 Released

While most of the desktop Linux community's attention is on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon that is being released in just two weeks, today marks the release of OpenSuSE 10.3. While the announcement will be officially made anytime now with the ISOs being available from their FTP server, among its updated packages are OpenOffice.org 2.3, VirtualBox 1.5, and GNOME 2.20.0. Among the new innovations in OpenSuSE 10.3 include a new Novell updating applet, redesigned network card module, and OpenSuSE community repositories. More is available at the OpenSuSE website and the announcement will come through the opensuse-announce list.
4 October 2007 - VirtualBox 1.5, OpenOffice 2.3, etc... - 2 Comments

Microsoft Goes Open-Source With .NET

While this isn't directly Linux news, it's been announced on an ASP Blog that Microsoft will be releasing the source-code to the .NET framework libraries. Microsoft will begin offering the full source-code (comments included) to the .NET base class libraries, Windows Forms, ADO.NET, XML, and WPF. Additional Microsoft .NET libraries will be opened up as well in the coming months. Microsoft is releasing the source-code under their MS-RL Reference License. It is important to point out though that the MS-RL is a poor license and extremely restrictive. With this poor license of choice, it's unknown if the .NET open-source libraries will have any direct impact on the Mono efforts.
3 October 2007 - .NET Libraries To Go Open-Source - 9 Comments

Silverlight To Support x86_64 Linux

While Adobe doesn't offer a native x86_64 version of Adobe/Macromedia Flash for Linux, Microsoft and Novell will be offering a 64-bit edition of the Silverlight binary codecs for Linux. Miguel de Icaza had posted this information today on his blog. Will this motivate Adobe to offer a x86_64 version of its Linux Flash player to be competitive with 64-bit Silverlight/Moonlight?
5 September 2007 - 3 Comments

Microsoft Silverlight For Linux

If X.Org drivers aren't your thing today, you may be pleased to know that there is looking to be a good implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight for Linux. Silverlight 1.0 was released today, but it was also announced that Microsoft has partnered with Novell to deliver Moonlight, which will be a Silverlight-compatible run-time implementation for Linux. Microsoft will also be delivering Silverlight Media Codecs for Linux. Novell's Moonlight will support both JavaScript and the .NET programming model inside FireFox, Konqueror, and Opera. Find out more on the ASP Weblogs.
5 September 2007 - 3 Comments

OpenSuSE 10.3 Alpha 4 Released

New in OpenSuSE 10.3 Alpha 4 is the introduction of the YaST Meta Packages handler, InstLux to start the OpenSuSE Linux installation from Windows, OpenOffice.org 2.2, GNOME 2.18.1, and the Linux 2.6.21 kernel. The OpenSuSE 10.3 Alpha 4 release announcement can be viewed on the SuSE mailing list.
16 May 2007

OpenSuSE 10.3 Alpha 3 Released

It's that time again where Andreas Jaegar pushes out a new OpenSuSE release. This time around is the third alpha release for OpenSuSE 10.3. Among the new implementations in OpenSuSE 10.3 Alpha 3 include 64-bit Firefox with nspluginwrapper for 32-bit plugin support, GNOME 2.18 integration, Linux 2.6.21-rc5 kernel, a new GNOME-native OpenSuSE updater, and libata fixes for IDE PATA devices. The release announcement can be read on the opensuse-announce-list.
12 April 2007

Visual Basic .NET On Linux

Visual Basic .NET is now supported by the latest release of Mono. This Visual Basic 8 compiler for Mono should work fine with Linux and all major platforms. Mono is not yet to the stages where .NET 2.0 will work perfectly, but 1.0 should.
21 February 2007

OpenSuSE 10.2 Released

On Monday we told you that OpenSuSE 10.2 has been completed, and now this morning it is shipping. OpenSuSE 10.2 uses X.Org 7.2 (X11R72), Firefox 2.0, default EXT3 filesystem, and more. The mailing list announcement can be read here. The ISOs are available for download immediately and the retail boxed set will be available for purchase from Novell shortly.
7 December 2006

OpenSuSE 10.2 Completed

OpenSuSE 10.2 Release Candidate 5 was mastered yesterday and will be the build that goes gold. OpenSuSE 10.2 will be released for download this Thursday (December 7). The announcement can be found on the mailing list.
4 December 2006

Novell Issues Community Letter

After Novell has received a great deal of negative scrutiny for cooperating with Microsoft on Linux software, Ron Hovsepian (CEO of Novell) has issued an open letter to the community. His letter can be read here, and be sure to share your thoughts here.
20 November 2006

Novell & Microsoft In Bed

This week Novell announced a "collaborative relationship" with Microsoft. This announcement is already causing a great deal of controversy, and some have even called for a Novell / SuSE boycott. More information can be read at Novell's website. There is also an active discussion on the topic at the Phoronix Forums.
3 November 2006

New Novell SuSE Driver Process

It seems that the interesting Linux and computer hardware stories today are never ending... Today Novell has announced a new device driver breakthrough that they claim will accelerate the Linux adoption. This new design, which will be integrated into SuSE Linux Enterprise, is designed to provide the Linux drivers from the manufacturers to their customers directly and transparently. Novell has stated that other Linux distributions will be able to partake in this new Linux driver process as well. Novell's new Linux driver process will ship with SuSE Linux Enterprise 10, and is currently available in SuSE Linux Enterprise 9 SP3. Below are a few of Novell's words on this new driver process. More on this is at Novell. With the Partner Linux Driver Process, Novell has created a clean and integrated infrastructure for partners to provide drivers for new hardware independent of SUSE Linux Enterprise release cycles and distributed media. Novell has also defined a process where partners can provide to customers driver updates corresponding to kernel updates (security or bug fix related). All a customer/administer must do is to register an "add-on product from a separate medium" (physical or online) which contains the driver, either during initial install or before updating hardware, and the rest is magic: the driver package is associated with the detected hardware and is automatically installed. The add-on product also "knows" where to get updated drivers and when a security update is installed, the system management tool coordinates the SUSE Linux kernel security updates with the vendorís driver updates. If updated drivers matching the kernel version of the security update are available, YaST will fetch and install them alongside the security update, else it will interact with the user and guide them on how to proceed.
17 May 2006

OpenSuSE v10.1 Released

After the numerous delays and all other problems that plagued the SuSE development team in the 10.1 branch, the latest release of OpenSuSE v10.1 has finally been made available. This release comes on the passing of Douglas Adams, for which this release is dedicated. Only CD ISOs are available at this time, the DVDs will not be available until next week -- May 18 -- for unspecified reasons. Some of the specialties with OpenSuSE/SuSE 10.1 include XGL for 3D desktop acceleration, NetworkManager support, AppArmor 2.0, and full Xen 3 integration with YaST. More is at OpenSuSE.
11 May 2006

OpenSuSE Linux 10.1 RC3

The never-ending development cycle for SuSE/OpenSuSE v10.1 has come out today with the third release candidate. When in the release candidate series, only delta ISO images are available. This third (and unexpected) release candidate is the last remaining release on the public OpenSuSE 10.1 road-map. Additional release candidates and the final version are still being finalized when it comes to dates. The road-map also states the first 10.2 Alpha will be out on June 16, which certainly will come almost immediately after the 10.1 release if the developers live up to their word. If we had to wager any money on when SuSE 10.1 will finally go gold, we would likely estimate it to be the middle of May. The famous list of most annoying bugs, have been trimmed down to three issues for 10.1 RC3. More information on SuSE/OpenSuSE Linux 10.1 RC3 is available on the mailing list.
28 April 2006

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