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Announcing openSUSE 10.3

The openSUSE team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, the openSUSE project provides free, easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. openSUSE is released regularly, is stable, secure, contains the latest free and open source software, and comes with several new te [...]

openSUSE: Important URLs for Newbies

The openSUSE community has created a number of web pages, for the specific purpose of helping newbies.It is definitely worth while for newbie SuSE users to take a look at these (below) openSUSE community URLs, which provide guidance as to how to improve one’s SuSE, to go beyond the initial limitations in the “as delivered” version of SuSE : h [...]

openSUSE 10.3 Ready for Download!

Ahead of its October 4th release date, the ISO images of openSUSE 10.3 have been quietly released to download mirrors over the weekend. The official release announcement should follow on Thursday, but it’s nice to see that the download infrastructure is being set up several days in advance to prevent any bottlenecks when the great downl [...]

Ten Side Effects of Switching to Linu...

Studies done by a prestigious think tank in Silicon Valley have identified the most common behavioral changes in people who have switched to Linux. They were nice enough to share their information with us. According to them, these are the ten most side effects offrequent of Linux use with us. Number 10: You start talking about ‘killing& [...]

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: A Pleth...

With this last article the Sneak Peak series comes to an end for this release. But don’t worry: it’s tightly packed with an extra share of information on the latest openSUSE 10.3 goodies! Today we’re going through all those things that either didn’t get the chance to have their own article, or are extra convenient small improvements that have [...]

Ship It Prepares for Shipping Gutsy G...

ShipIt prepares to start shipping Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) CDs If you are an Ubuntu fan you would have tried out their ShipIt service which delivers the Ubuntu CDs for free at your door step. The service is currently down as they are preparing to start the shipment of the upcoming release of Ubuntu which would be Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). [...]

Blender compared to other major 3D Ap...

Recently TDT 3D published a comparison of the major 3D digital content creation applications such as Maya, 3DS Max, and XSI, and of course Blender. Blender came out surprisingly well, although it definitely still has some weaknesses. Here’s what TDT 3D had to say about Blender “A good all around application first for freelance. B [...]

GPLv2 and GPLv3 for beginners

Do you find open source licenses a puzzle? Does reading stories about the legal side of open source give you the heebie-jeebies? If so, then we have the document for you. A couple of years ago, I was bemoaning the fact that I’d gone from writing about technology to the law. Lord knows I hadn’t planned on it. I& [...]

First Ubuntu 7.10 (‘Gutsy Gibbo...

Ubuntu fans rejoice! The first beta of the next Ubuntu 7.10, aka “Gutsy Gibbon,” arrived on Sept. 27, complete with corresponding releases of its variants: Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu desktop editions, as well as a server edition. Gutsy Gibbon continues Ubuntu‘s tradition of combining its own code with Debian, by integrat [...]

Google Goes After Open Source Licensi...

Google has secret plans to put out its own open source software license, according to this story in The Register. Apparently, Google’s efforts will center around developing a simplified open source license that makes it easier for developers to stay “within the spirit” of the license in addition to the law. Chris DiBona at G [...]