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Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!

December 22nd, 2007 by

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all openSUSE users and contributors a very merry Christmas and an enjoyable holiday! Thank you all for the great work you’ve done this year and the achievements accomplished.


Things sure have been busy this last year, and we have accomplished a lot! Here’s just a clipping what happened this year:

  • We had the incredibly successful launch of our news website, news.openSUSE.org.
  • We launched our contributors’ interview series, People of openSUSE, to help you find out about all the people helping to make openSUSE a wonderful experience for users.
  • The release of openSUSE 10.3 was announced; the sum of nearly ten months work.
  • 1-Click-Install was introduced into openSUSE 10.3, resolving a fundamental and long-lasting package management issue: easy installation of software.
  • openSUSE Weekly News was started late in December to give all interested openSUSE users an accessible digest of the things going on in and around the openSUSE community.
  • The Guiding Principles and the first openSUSE board were announced and put into effect.
  • Significant and constant improvements to the openSUSE Build Service, with many milestones reached.
  • The first comprehensive openSUSE contributor survey, by Jan Fredrik, was successfully completed with the results published.
  • A beautiful, accessible and new web design was deployed.
  • Our first ever installable Live CDs were made available.
  • AMD and IP Exchange decided to sponsor the openSUSE project with invaluable resources.
  • The JackLab project made their first public release.
  • Many fruits came to open source and Linux as the result of the SUSE hack week.
  • The openSUSE project attracted many new contributors working in several areas.
  • Web traffic and the number of installations has risen significantly over the last year.

Happy holiday to all of you and happy new year!

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17 Responses to “Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!”

  1. One could actually add a whole bunch more: Francis’ sneak peaks series, own tracks at FOSDEM and LinuxTag, ENOS, software.opensuse.org, shop.opensuse.org, users.opensuse.org… If we continue at this rate next year then other projects will be in serious trouble. ;-)

  2. Don’t forget the opwnSUSE Shop full of lovely openSUSE wares also went love in December :D

  3. Albertop

    Merry Christmas to everyone and happy 2008 :-)

  4. Thank you very much for this distribution, it’s perfect!

    Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo desde México para todos.
    / Mery Christmas and happy new year for everybody from Mexico

  5. Thomas

    Euch allen frohe Weihnachten und einen guten rutsch ins neue Jahr

  6. Merry Christmas to all of OpenSUSE team and OpenSUSE fans. Congratulation for all of milestone reached and for all of contribution to make a nice set of Linux distro.

    Hope next year with another success story.

    Selamat Natal dan Tahun Baru 2008 (Indonesian version :-D )

  7. Happy new year to everyone !! ;-)

  8. hope openSUSE bigger and better, always!!
    and, don’t forget, stay free :)

  9. Helmut

    Frohes Fest und schöne Grüße aus dem Ruhrgebiet!

  10. Your efforts are appreciated.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.

  11. kennyz

    thx , i love opensuse

  12. hdegaard

    Merry X-mas and a Happy New year

  13. Hedegaar

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year everyone

  14. Only for Czech speeking :-)

    Šťastný nový rok :-)

  15. Thanks for the great distribution and merry Christmas to all of you.
    Sali 2008 la hamolaiak pirozbet. har bji openSUSE.(kurdish version :D )

  16. Dodjie Lopez

    MALIGAYANG PASKO AT MANIGONG BAGONG TAON SA INYONG LAHAT. (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All) – From Philippines

  17. Roel

    Vrolijk kerstfeest en een gelukkig nieuwjaar.

    From the Netherlands ;)