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March 1, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Linus Torvalds snarls at openSUSE desktop Linux’s security

Linus Torvalds snarls at openSUSE desktop Linux’s security

Linus Torvalds was not a happy man. He’s been using openSUSE Linux as his desktop Linux, he explained in a Google+ posting, “because it worked so well at install-time on the MacBook Air, but I have to say, I’ve had … Continue reading

February 23, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?

Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?

LibreOffice, the OpenOffice fork, is a very popular open-source office suite. But, while it has great support from Linux distributors, like openSUSE and Ubuntu, LibreOffice has never had a major corporate backer on the Windows side… until now. Intel is … Continue reading

January 6, 2012
by sjvn01
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Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, Ubuntu: Which Linux desktop is for you?

There are more interesting Linux desktop distributions to choose from than ever before. However, if you’re looking for major distros with a great deal of support, you’ll want to look at the big four: Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, and Ubuntu. Each … Continue reading

May 22, 2011
by sjvn01
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Where Novell & SUSE Linux goes from here

Attachmate’s purchase of Novell is done, and now we’re beginning to see it plans develop for the open-source power. First, and foremost, Attachmate is dividing up Novell’s programs into three nominally independent divisions. These are NetIQ, which gets Novell identity … Continue reading