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June 6, 2007

OpenSUSE aims Linux initiative at schools

by @ 10:41 am. Filed under Linux News, SUSE News

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I believe the folks at openSUSE are starting to focus on at least one of the areas that will help Linux spread: areas of education. If you put something into the education chain, the exposure to that thing greatly increases. Chris Preimesberger from covers a new area of the website that is built for the usage of education and educators.


“Novell’s openSUSE project has launched a new initiative dedicated to advancing the public awareness of the popular Linux distribution in the educational community.”

“A new section of the openSUSE website has been designated as a place where educators and technologists who use openSUSE can post stories about their successes, applications used, and ‘how-to’s,’ the team said in the introductory announcement.”

“The goal is to eventually create an ‘add-on’ CD called ‘The openSUSE EDU-CD’ (aka ‘The SLEducator’) that eases the installation and configuration of an educational network and student desktops, the team said. This could work into a sort of ‘ERP [enterprise resource planning] for education,’ the team stated in the announcement of the initiative.”

Read the whole article here.

OK, Delicate People

by @ 9:37 am. Filed under My Opinion, SUSE Blog News

I took down the post that was giving everyone heartburn, ulcers, and all other forms of negative karma. I’ll be honest, I did it for the reaction. I did save the comments before I deleted it, though, so that I could learn from the helpful suggestions of those not willing to stoop to my level. I’d go more into my compartmentalization issues, and how it’s a lot like multiple personality disorder, but seriously, I doubt I could make it make sense. Anyway, I’m gonna try and keep it a little more mainstream from now on and steer clear of the extremely negative posts. To be completely honest, that particular post was mainly for my own benefit. I am still annoyed that I am unable to browse to a remote machine to save a graphic out from the GIMP. I don’t want to use Krita. I will look into it, but I like the GIMP and I want to be able to do it there. I know that Gnome can browse to remote filesystems. That was not the complaint. My beef was solely that the GIMP cannot (at very least by default) do what I want it to. If so, point me to the documentation, tutorial, or howto that demonstrates how to do this. If not, well, then I’m right and it still annoys the crap out of me. I promise to have a post up very soon that will make us all friends again. As a matter of fact, it’s more like an extended tutorial. Alrighty, then, we’ll chat later.

Free eBook on Linux Filesystem Permissions and How to Manage Them

by @ 9:30 am. Filed under ebook, freebies, General Linux, General SUSE, How-To, SUSE Tips & Tricks

I am going to recycle this post, as it got pushed down the list quite soon after it was posted, and it actually contains more Linux-relevant information than temper tantrum.


I suppose it may be a good time again to post something relevant to the topic of Linux. I’m sure that it would likely help if it were of any quality whatsoever. Every once in awhile I do actually write something that I am proud of, and take joy in posting it and sharing it with the rest of the community. The prospect of being able to help someone out is always appealing to me, truth be told.

Well today, I have something that I think may be helpful to everyone. I recently put together a class on Linux Filesystem Permissions and how to manage them. Those involved mentioned that they were impressed with my manner of teaching, and that the material was helpful and relevant. Because of these comments, I am even slightly more motivated to provide this class to you.

Thus, for an ebook of the material covering Linux Filesystem Permissions, feel free to download it here. If you have comments, suggestions, questions, feedback, or concerns, please post them here.

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