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openSUSE 12.3 Milestone 1 is Ready for You!

November 8th, 2012 by

News fresh from the Factory: the openSUSE Release team has made the openSUSE 12.3 Milestone 1 available for testing and feedback. There has been lots of plumbing in the infrastructure, with most prominently the removal of SuSEconfig – the capitalization of its name should give a hint about its age. If you want to get a taste of the upcoming release or want to help test and develop this awesome, green Linux distribution: come and get it! (more…)

Newcomer experience in openSUSE and other FOSS communities – Survey

November 7th, 2012 by

Kevin Carillo, a PhD student currently living in Wellington (New Zealand) is doing some research on Free/Open Source Software communities. He asked the openSUSE community for help, especially those who have joined the openSUSE community after January 2010 (within approximately the last 3 years), in assisting him with his research. He is looking to find out how newcomers to a FOSS community become valued, sustained contributors and thus he needs input from people, both technical and non-technical, on their experiences as newcomers. Find the survey here. Read on to find out what Kevin has to say about the survey! (more…)

openSUSE 12.2 for ARM Final!

November 6th, 2012 by

ARMopenSUSE Logo As was promised last week, the openSUSE ARM team has released openSUSE 12.2 for the ARM architecture! Almost all of the usual openSUSE distribution (>5000 packages) builds and runs on all the ARM hardware it has been tested on. Read on to find out more. (more…)

openSUSE ARM RC2 needs testing!

October 29th, 2012 by

ARMopenSUSE Logo Hot on the heels of the news that the Google Chromebook runs openSUSE (even made slashdot) and following the closing of the openSUSE Conference in Prague, Dirk Müller let the ARM team know that RC2 is about ready to go and this will be the final before the release of openSUSE for ARM! Read on to find out some details of this exciting release.


openSUSE Conference 2012: Monday

October 24th, 2012 by
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The third day schedule began gently at 10:00, with a few of the headaches that come with hosting an event in Prague. Yet, the atmosphere was enthusiastic and energized. Being among fellow geekos certainly helped the attitude: it’s more focused today, we’re talking Green! So, by the time it was 11:00, over 150 people were in sessions and another 50 or so hung out in the main areas behind their laptops, in discussion or eating and drinking in the café and bar.. (more…)

Day 2 – Ending Linuxdays

October 23rd, 2012 by

Hybrid Geeko

The second day started an hour later to give people time to recover from the party the previous night.  The golden autumn weather seemed to have run out by Sunday, making the run between the auditoriums and the cafeteria an exercise in dodging raindrops, but the many tracks and workshops gave visitors little reason to have to venture outside. (more…)

Linux Days 2012 Day One

October 21st, 2012 by

On Saturday the openSUSE Conference 2012 began. The fourth annual meeting of the openSUSE Community is taking place in Prague, Czech Republic at the CVUT University.

After a relaxing time on Friday evening at the pre-event party at Cafe Traverza, the team and attendees kicked off the conference with a keynote from openSUSE Team lead Agustin Benito Bethencourt, on the opportunities facing Linux Distributions with small and medium-sized enterprises.

With tracks at Linux Days spanning openSUSE and Gentoo Linux projects, Future Media examining the legal and cultural aspects of Free Software, and Linux Days offering a wide range of talks in Czech, there was something for everyone.

Some noted that due to the increased size and scope it felt more like FOSDEM or another generic FLOSS event than an openSUSE event, but the Monday and Tuesday sessions promise dedicated time for the project and its community.

In Defensive Publications, Armijn Hemel spoke about the dangers facing Free Software projects due to software patents, and the opportunity to protect ourselves by using projects like linuxdefenders.org.

Lydia Pintscher of WikiMedia Deutschland presented the challenge in opening up participation in WikiData projects to everyone in Wikidata – Wikimedia going structured data.

Georg Greve ended his talk What you don’t understand will still control you by pointing out that these days, little has more influence on the
world than software. Those writing software are the modern sorcerers; and we need more sorcerers on the side of Freedom.

The evening finished with a party at Klub Lavka. Despite a few communications failures over the catering, a good time was had by all.

openSUSE Conference 2012: What You Need To Know

October 20th, 2012 by

Heya all! We’re sure you’re terribly excited: On Saturda the awesome four-in-one Linux event Linux Days 2012 in Prague kicks off. We’ve got a few last minute notifications for you as well as reminders and tips on where to find information you’ll need!


  • Registration opens at 6pm on Friday and at 8am on Saturday
  • The Friday party starts at 18:00 at Cafe Traversa.
  • Lunch can be had for a moderate price at the “Studentský dům” (Student cafeteria).    The entrance is on the left of the pizzeria, room č 3. Just next to the Venue 1 Building of venue 1. Open from 12:00 to 14:30. See the Important Places section of the Location page.
  • Monday the conference continues at the second location, at Masaryk College. It is in walking distance from the university in the Masarykova student halls (Masarykova kolej, OSM link). We’ll provide signs but you can also find it in the map in this article and on the conference site.
  • GPG keysigning is very important
  • Linux merchandise will be available from the root.cz stand.>> http://butik.root.cz/
  • WiFi credentials will be mailed to all registered participants, and are available at the registration desk.
  • Ethernet access is available, but you’ll have to bring your own cable.
  • A multiple socket power adapter in your bag never hurts, either.
  • Talks are going to be very full due to large numbers of visitors.  Please respect the speaker and try not to arrive late or leave early. Use the Conference app to plan your talks
  • Twitter your impressions using the hashtag #osc12

Live streams from openSUSE Conference

October 20th, 2012 by

The SUSE Video team is happy to announce the availability of live streams from the openSUSE Conference. Just klick on the images or Room names below to start the live stream in your browser. If you want to get an overview about all recorded streams, just visit us on openSUSEtv.


Room Data



Room Picard



Room Riker


…and here are some links to older talks in other rooms:


Room Spock



Room Scotty


Mc Coy

Room Mc Coy



Room kirk


LIVE by opensusetv from openSUSE Conference.

Announcing SUSE Business Track

October 18th, 2012 by

We are pleased to announce an additional track of talks and workshops as part of the openSUSE Conference 2012. On Monday, October 22nd at Masaryk College, Thakurova 1, Prague.

The focus of the track of talks and workshops will be on the use of Open Source and SUSE products in  business, both for the primary company mission and for support functions. Join key SUSE engineers and maangers to hear about the latest developments in:

  • Systems Management
  • High Availability
  • Green Computing
  • Agile Systems Management with SUSE Studio
  • Cloud

and many others. The full schedule is here.

The track is aimed at CIOs, CTOs, IT executives and managers, as well as
staff in IT interested in new technologies, challenges and opportunities
offered by Open Source.

Attendance is free, but please register at the conference website.  We look forward to seeing you there!