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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
registration desk

registration desk

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!

Last Interviews and Announcing Live Video Streaming!

October 17th, 2012 by

You’ve seen interviews now with a number of speakers at the upcoming conference in Prague starting on Saturday. Here, we’ve got one more: Shane Coughlan on his Flying Drones!. And we have cool news: the sessions in the main room will be live-streamed so those of you who couldn’t make it still get to enjoy the event to some extend! (more…)

LinuxDays Parties Scheduled

October 16th, 2012 by

Party Geeko
At the upcoming four in one conference in Prague we have a smashing session schedule ready for you. Last week we gave a sneak peek of some of those sessions. Today, we add two Round Table discussions about Free and Open to the Future Media track and we talk about another important side of our event: the Fun. The social side of events matters because it gives time to mingle, getting to know those you work with and talk about less technical subjects in a relaxed setting. The Geekos know how to party and for the LinuxDays event in Prague we’ve reserved a few party places. Read on to find out where and when all this goodness happens! (more…)

Announcing openSUSE Conference 2012 Sponsors

October 15th, 2012 by

Next weekend the openSUSE Conference 2012 begins. Please join us October 20-23 at the Czech Technical University in Prague. This year, the openSUSE conference co-locates with the Czech LinuxDays event, the SUSE Labs and a Gentoo minisummit. The openSUSE Conference takes place from October 20-23,  while LinuxDays are on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st.

openSUSE would like to thank the generous and comprehensive support of our sponsors to help make this event possible:

Platinum sponsor

SUSE Linux GmbH



SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed—today and tomorrow. www.suse.com

Gold sponsor

Aeroaccess GmbH



Aeroaccess stands for integrated mobile communication. Aeroaccess are specialists for design, implementation and management of your mobile communication and network environment, in order to enable integrated business communication, independent of location and time.

Silver sponsor

Google, Inc.



Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Bronze sponsor

B1 Systems



B1 Systems offers professional consulting, specific development, individual and continuous support as well as qualified trainings.
B1’s comprehensive Linux / Open Source project experience is based on the successful completion of many projects for numerous major enterprises as well as on the professional accomplishment of long-term support. In close collaboration with the customer B1 Systems develops target-oriented and customized solutions. With established Linux solutions based on practical experience B1 has built an excellent reputation and is happy to pass this knowledge on through individual support, professional books and practical work in a wide variety of Linux / Open Source community & enterprise projects.

Supporting Sponsors

ownCloud, Inc.



ownCloud is a flexible, open source file sync and share solution. Whether using a mobile device, a workstation, or a web client, ownCloud provides the ability to put the right files at your employees’ fingertips on any device in one simple-to-use, secure, private and controlled solution.

Univention GmbH



Univention is the most important producer of Open Source complete solutions, the enterprise Linux distribution Univention Corporate Server (UCS), identity and infrastructure management systems and groupware and desktop solutions in the German-speaking world.


Media Partners

Linux Magazine

Available in both print and digital editions, Linux Magazine brings practical, hands-on solutions for real users who depend on Linux in their daily lives. Our readers are a new generation of Linux experts who are pushing the limits of Linux as a server, desktop, and development platform. They read Linux Magazine to learn more about technologies and products for Linux. Our unique combination of advanced coverage with a practical emphasis makes Linux Magazine a great fit for the kinds of reader who tend to make decisions and pass on recommendations.




Root.cz is a well-known IT and open source technology news site in the Czech Republic.


Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU, České vysoké učení technické v Praze – ČVUT in Czech) is one of the largest universities in the Czech Republic, and the oldest institute of technology in Central Europe.

It was established in 1707 by the Emperor Joseph I. According to the THES-QS World University Rankings for the year 2010, the CTU is the world’s 121st best university in technology, was the 171st in 2009 and 228th in 2008 and is the 1st in the Czech Republic.


We’re very gratful for the support these sponsors provide us for the event.