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Announcing Hack Week

June 24th, 2007 by

At Novell we’ve been planning a special internal event that will run this week, from June 25th to 29th. We’re calling it Hack Week. During Hack Week, our entire Linux engineering team — hundreds of people — will be working on whatever Linux or open source projects interest them. Everyone will work alone or in teams, on existing open source projects or new ideas of their own. No one will tell them what or what not to do — it’s a free week for free hacking, driven by individual passion.

Results of Survey on Use of Proprietary Software

June 20th, 2007 by

The results of the survey we did on proprietary software has been published: It shows that we ship on the media some software which is hardly used (e.g. PlanMaker, SEPsesam etc.). Software which is hardly used we don’t need to ship on our media. Therefor the suggestion is to drop some software totally and offer some software only via ftp. To be discussed on opensuse-project.

SUSE Linux 9.3 Security Support Discontinued

June 18th, 2007 by

With todays release of the CUPS bugfix/security fix update we have released the last security update or SUSE Linux 9.3. It is now officially discontinued and out of support. Read the announcement for some statistics.

openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 5

June 14th, 2007 by

The fifth Alpha release of openSUSE 10.3 has been released. First time two one installation media are offered: a GNOME CD and a KDE CD. Some annoying bugs were already discovered.

Survey on Use of Proprietary Software

June 5th, 2007 by

We like to know a bit more about the usage of proprietary software we ship on some versions of our openSUSE distribution. Therefore we created a 16 question survey and ask you to participate and give us feedback. The survey is online till June 12.