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May 11, 2006

Xgl Howto Reappears – other SUSE Linux Rants news

by @ 9:07 pm. Filed under SUSE Blog News, Work-Related, Xgl

Looks like my Xgl Howto resurfaced with the release of SUSE Linux 10.1. That’s pretty cool. digg story

I got Seprian’s logo put in. I really like it. Seprian, bro, if you get this, send me an email.

I actually created a store with stuff sporting the cool new logo. I’ll probably grab a shirt or 10 and hand them out to whoever asks for one or something (the only catch is that you have to ask me in person).

I also saw another blog article that looked pretty interesting. See what you think.

More info on the SUSE Linux 10.1 Final release

by @ 10:08 am. Filed under SUSE News

I don’t have a lot of time at the moment, but here is the announcement right from the magical fingers of Andreas Jaeger himself:

Hi all,

After lot of work and several delays, we proudly announce the
availability of SUSE Linux 10.1. In tribute to 42 and as today is the
fifth anniversary of the death of Douglas Adams, we dedicate this
release to him.

It can be downloaded as described below and on in x86, x86-64, and ppc versions –
both via ftp from our mirrors and bittorrent. We’d appreciate if you
use bittorrent to share the download with others.

Initially we offer as ISOs the 5 CD open source version plus our
add-on CD with proprietary portions, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader,
RealNetworks RealPlayer, and Sun Java Runtime Environment. DVDs will
be available for download from Thursday, May 18.

Additionally two ftp trees are available – one with only open source
packages and one with non open source packages. The open source tree
contains packages build from more than 3100 source RPMs.

As usual, we ship all the latest open source packages available at the
time. But we want to give special mention to Xgl for 3D acceleration
on the desktop (, NetworkManager for
getting painless wifi access everywhere, the completely open source
AppArmor 2.0, and the full integration of XEN 3 in YaST.

We’d like to thank you all for testing heavily, reporting bugs, giving
feedback on mailing lists, etc., and in general for supporting and
participating in creating SUSE Linux 10.1.

Have a lot of fun!

Michael, Adrian and Andreas

P.S.: Here’re all the details for downloading:

SUSE Linux 10.1 is offered via bittorrent and via normal download.
Please use a mirror or the URL which directs you
to a mirror.

The distribution comes with 5 CDs. You need:
* CD1 only for a minimal text installation (English)
* CDs 1-3 for a default KDE or GNOME installation in German or English
* All 5 CDs for other selections

We have put delta ISOs from both RC1 and RC3 on the server, please
check any mirror for details, we’re not listing them below.

Download URLs for the torrents of the ISOs:

Download URLs for the Add-On Media torrent:

Download URLs for the full ISOs:
x86 architecture (Intel 32-bit) architecture:

For x86-64 (AMD64 / EM64T) 64-bit architecture:

For PowerPC architecture:

Download URLs for the Add-On Media ISOs:

— Andreas Jaeger, SUSE Linux Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany GPG fingerprint = 93A3 365E CE47 B889 DF7F FED1 389A 563C C272 A126

So, there you have it.

Finally Released! SUSE 10.1 Final

by @ 7:40 am. Filed under SUSE News

“SUSE Linux 10.1 is available for download at the following mirrors. Please choose a mirror in your vicinity.”

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SUSE Linux Rants

by @ 7:18 am. Filed under My Opinion, SUSE Blog News

Alright. Here is my final offer of peace: I was testing out the whole “I’m writing satire, and just trying to push your buttons” thing. Believe me, if you can find something in this world that I care less about than who uses what desktop environment, I will give you 20 bucks. Go ahead and use Gnome if that’s what does it for you. If you want to freaking use an Etch-A-Sketch, be my guest. Use a chisel. Use sidewalk chalk. Heh, I had no idea that a such a little post could raise so many hairs. Next time, I’ll have to go extreme, baby.

Well, I wanted to congratulate Seprian again on winning the Logo competition. I got some nice, hi-res versions of his artwork. Very nice. I really like it. I actually liked a bunch of them, and had to resort to other criteria to choose the very best one. I wanted to thank Steve for donating half of the prize money. Just call that boy “moneybags.” Thanks, Steve. Seprian appreciates it, bro. So do I. Maybe we should get all emotional, turn the lights off, light some candles, and have a moment of silence in reverent appreciation. Later (sometime between right now and the time that the sun burns out), I will post up some cool stuff with the logo on them. Like I think I’ll probably put up T-Shirts, at least. Maybe now that my poll proves that more people like KDE than Gnome, I’ll change it to see what stuff people would like to see the logo on.

I bet that, by the time you read this, SUSE 10.1 is released. If so, send everyone the download link. When they install it, tell them to pick KDE.


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