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SUSE Continues Working On Transactional Updates With Btrfs

While Red Hat and several other Linux vendors have either deprecated Btrfs support or at least not embraced it like they originally talked up this "next-gen file-system" years ago, SUSE has continued supporting Btrfs both with openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

2 September 2018 - Btrfs + RPMs - 32 Comments
SUSE Sold Off To Swedish Private Equity Fund

It was just shy of four years that SUSE was effectively acquired by Micro Focus as yet another changing of the guard for this long-standing German enterprise Linux distribution. Now today it's been announced that a Swedish private equity fund will be acquiring SUSE.

2 July 2018 - SUSE Linux Sold, Again - 17 Comments
SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Prepares HPC Module

The upcoming release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 is offering an HPC (High Performance Computing) module for development, control, and compute nodes. Today that SLE15-HPC module is now available in beta.

23 April 2018 - SUSE High Performance Computing - 6 Comments
Why SUSE Is Using FBCON Rather Than DRM/KMS For Their In-Kernel Boot Splash

As we've been covering since the original patches back in October, SUSE has been working on a very interesting in-kernel bootsplash system. It's growing into an interesting alternative to the user-space-based Plymouth, but one of the leading common criticism of it is the use of FBCON rather than interfacing with the DRM/KMS APIs.

18 December 2017 - Bootsplash - 20 Comments
SUSE Rolls Out New Version Of Their In-Kernel Boot Splash Screen

Back in October I wrote about SUSE working on a new, in-kernel bootsplash project. That work has yet to be mainlined but it looks like it's still on track for going upstream in the future with the latest version now being released that addresses issues uncovered during review.

14 December 2017 - Kernel Bootsplash v2 - 14 Comments
OpenSUSE Rolls Out Tumbleweed Snapshots

For those that may enjoy the rolling-release nature of openSUSE Tumbleweed but want to be a bit more conservative with the updates, Tumbleweed now supports the concept of snapshots.

27 November 2017 - Tumbleweed Snapshots - 11 Comments
KDE's Leaner Experience On openSUSE Tumbleweed vs. Ubuntu 17.04

With the Power Use, RAM + Boot Times With Unity, Xfce, GNOME, LXDE, Budgie and KDE Plasma tests this week, many expressed frustration over the heavy KDE packaging on Ubuntu leading to the inflated results for the Plasma 5 desktop tests. For some additional reference, here is how KDE Plasma (and GNOME Shell) compare when running on Ubuntu 17.04 vs. openSUSE Tumbleweed.

1 September 2017 - Overweight KDE On Ubuntu - 47 Comments

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