The Attachmate acquisition – your SUSE and openSUSE community questions answered

openSUSE Community Manager, Jos Poortvliet, recently interviewed Jeff Hawn, the Chairman and CEO of Attachmate Corporation about Attachmate’s intentions towards SUSE and openSUSE after the acquisition from Novell. Though Hawn’s plans should put a few minds at ease, there’s still quite a few unknowns to contend with, including the future of the openSUSE Conference… Here […]

Ubuntu Indicators in openSUSE?

Ubuntu takes a lot of punches from time to time for its marketing and even its interface. Some feel Ubuntu is dumbed down and oversimplified, while many others think it’s innovative and user-friendly. Where ever you fall in the debate, one developer thinks some elements of Ubuntu should land into openSUSE. In fact, he has […]

openSUSE Weekly News 152 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 152 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] For a list of available translations see this page: [0] — Sincerely yours Sascha Manns openSUSE Community & Support Agent openSUSE Marketing Team Blog:

openSUSE Announces Fourth Development Milestone with Kernel Interactivity Patch

On Monday, the openSUSE project released the fourth of six milestones in the development of openSUSE 11.4.  Milestone 4 (M4) brings a wide range of updates, both major and minor. Kernel 2.6.37rc3 is the basis of M4, including the famous “200 line” per tty task groups patch to improve desktop interactivity, and featuring the removal […]

Announcing the openSUSE Tumbleweed project

Hi all, There’s been many discussions over the past years about a “rolling update” version of openSUSE on lots of different mailing lists and in person a different conferences. So the time now is to stop talking about it, and actually trying to do it 🙂 So, I’d like to propose “openSUSE Tumbleweed” a repo […]

openSUSE Weekly News 151 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 151 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * Novell, Attachmate and openSUSE * lex Barrios: Just a small story about my ambassador life * Linux User & Developer/Jon Masters: The Kernel Column * New Kernel speed up patch from Mike Galbraith * Anne-Marie Mahfouf […]

Attachmate: Novell’s openSUSE project is safe

Following the announcement that it would acquire Novell, the Attachmate Corporation has confirmed that, if the acquisition closes successfully, the openSUSE project will continue to operate as it always has in the past. In an official statement, the Attachmate Corporation Chairman and CEO Jeff Hawn said, “The openSUSE project is an important part of the […]

Novell CEO: ‘Business as usual’ after Attachmate merger deal

Novell will honour all contractual obligations with its Australian customers and forge ahead with product development following the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Attachmate, according to Novell CEO, Ron Hovesepian. In a letter to customers, the chief executive wrote that the merger, valued at $US2.2 billion, would in no way affect the company’s […]

openSUSE Weekly News 150 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 150 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * Manu Gupta: Aloha openSUSE Medical * Sirko Kemter: OpenRheinRuhr 2010 * Wallen: How to Configure Wireless on Any Linux Desktop * Thomas Schraitle: Checking EPUBs * h-online/Richard Hillesley: Health Check: openSUSE – Community before code […]

Novell, Attachmate and openSUSE

As published on Is this thing on? *tap* *tap*. Good evening friends, this is your openSUSE Board [1] speaking. If you didn’t hear yet, Novell [2] has agreed to be acquired by Attachmate Corporation [3]. What does that mean for the openSUSE Project? We don’t know exactly yet because our crystal ball is currently […]

Novell Sold – What Will Become of openSUSE?

It was announced this morning that Novell has sold off some portion of its intellectual properties to CPTN Holdings, (backed by Microsoft) for $450 million. The remainder of Novell assets will be acquired by Attachmate Corporation for about $2.2 billion. This should be of no surprise as Novell staked a For Sale sign in their […]

openSUSE Weekly News 149 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 149 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * openSUSE News: openSUSE Announces Third Development Milestone Evaluating systemd * Sascha Manns: openSUSE medical team releases stable version 0.0.6 * Sirko Kemter: openSUSE A-Z Guide at BLIT 2010 * Sankar P: Detecting Memory Leaks in Kernel […]

openSUSE Announces Third Development Milestone Evaluating systemd

Delayed by a week due to a critical bug that would have prevented testing, the openSUSE project today announces openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 3 (M3), the third of six milestone releases of what will become openSUSE 11.4. The bug, a crash in the software rasterizer of the Mesa OpenGL stack, was found by our automated test […]

openSUSE Weekly News 148 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 148 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * Run…Or Help Run! * Kostas Koudaras: 11.3 Late Launch Party * Rares Aioanei: kernel weekly news – 06.11.2010 * Tech Drive-in/rationalbeing: 13 Beautiful Inkscape Tutorials for Creating Stunning Vector Graphics * KDE Ships November Updates: 4.5.3 […]

openSUSE Weekly News 147 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 147 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * From the Developer to the User and back – Announcing Project Bretzn * SUSE Studio: Gold rush * Jos Poortvliet: oSC successful? Absolutely! * ServerWatch/Joe Brockmeier: Using Strace to Trace Problems * h-online: KDevelop 4.1 adds […]

A new Flavor: openSUSE Invis Server

Beside many other amazing things which happened at the openSUSE Conference 2010, Stefan Schäfer gave a talk about his project called Invis Server. It is a very specific server solution for the small and medium business, based on the openSUSE distribution. The Invis Server is perfect software for all production installations in small business use […]

openSUSE 11.1 to reach end of life in December

The openSUSE Project developers have announced that version 11.1 of their popular Linux distribution will reach its end of life in December of this year. After the 31st of December, no new updates, including security updates and critical fixes, will be available. Following its discontinuation, the 11.1 distribution directory, including all of the installation ISOs, […]

openSUSE Weekly News 146 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 146 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * openSUSE ass-kickin’ keynote * openSUSE News: The openSUSE Build Service 2.1 released * Rares Aioanei: Kernel Weekly News 23.10.2010 * Make Tech Easier/Tavis J. Hampton: Advanced KDE Administration * Nelson Marques: and Libre Office… For […]

openSUSE Build Service 2.1 Release

The openSUSE Build Service – OBS – is now officially at release 2.1. We’re delighted with the improvements in this release, including an enhanced web interface, integration with online code management systems and better access controls. OBS 2.1 Introduces New Features =========================== Enhanced web user interface This iteration has enhanced the web user interface of […]

Advance discontinuation notice for openSUSE 11.1

Dear openSUSE users, SUSE Security announces that the SUSE Security Team will stop releasing updates for openSUSE 11.1 soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for the last two years, we will stop releasing updates after December 31st 2010. As a consequence, the openSUSE 11.1 distribution directory on our server will be removed from /distribution/11.1/ to […]