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openSUSE Weekly News 205 is out!view story

http://news.opensuse.org – We are pleased to announce our Issue 205 of the openSUSE Weekly News. openSUSE Weekly News openSUSE Weekly News Team 205 Edition Legal Notice This work (compilation) is licenced under Creative Commons attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The rights for the compilation itself are copyright by Sascha Manns. Opt-Out: If you are an Author and don& (Distributions)

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5 Reasons to Try OpenSUSE 11.4view story

http://www.suseblog.com – “With hundreds of Linux distributions to choose from, users of the open source operating system face what may almost be called an embarrassment of riches, so numerous are their options. “Of course there’s Ubuntu–by far the most frequently downloaded and popular version of Linux, according to Distrowatch. (Distributions)

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Microsoft is Polluting the Codec and Mobile Space With Software Patentsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Together with new partners like Nokia, Microsoft is trying to ensure that Internet video and the smartphones market are as toxic as possible for Linux A FEW days ago we wrote about Microsoft banning open source licences. (General)

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Microsoft Boosters Want Apple Derailed for Antitrust Violationsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Longtime proponents of Microsoft still want Apple crushed, so the advice for Apple ought to be behavioural reform A COMMON enemy of Linux and Microsoft would have to be Apple, which is a company whose value climbed a lot as its anti-competitive practices grew. (General)

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Class Action Lawsuit Against Novell/AttachMSFT and Other Faux Novell Newsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Collective backlash against Novell’s sale to AttachMSFT; news that does not directly relate to Novell is spun as Novell news According to this announcement mirrored by a pro-Novell site, “Levi & Korsinsky, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for District of Massachusetts on behalf of current stockholders of Novell, Inc. (General)

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Ostracise Miguel de Icaza Like Stephen Elop Should Have Been Ostracised From Nokiaview story

http://techrights.org – Miguel de Icaza wants a Windows strategy inside GNU/Linux Wikipedia image modified for humourous purposes (this Wikipedia article about Miguel de Icaza says that “[i]“n summer of 1997, he was interviewed by Microsoft for a job in the Internet Explorer Unix team”) Summary: More news about the Trojan horses that are Mono and Moonlight, more lies from the Mono team are outlined, (General)

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SUSE Can’t Swing Anymoreview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: OpenSUSE and SUSE rely on old news and past glory while in present/reality there’s depression of progress IT has been almost a week since we last caught up with SUSE. There is not much to catch up with really. There’s just OpenSUSE 11.4 promotion from the former community manager of OpenSUSE and Novell employee Joe Brockmeier (the article at least contains a disclosure). (General)

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Doubts in OpenSUSEview story

http://techrights.org – NOBODY denies that OpenSUSE is going through a tough time. It has a lot to do with Novell, maybe even everything to do with Novell (which is steered by Microsoft to an extent). As Tom Jowitt put it the other week: Concerns are being raised over the future of the openSUSE.org project, with reports that Novell is pushing for some sort of spin out of the project. (General)

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AttachMSFT Needs to Borrow More Money to Buy Novellview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: AttachMSFT [sic] does not have enough money to complete an acquisition of Novell, so it is reaching out for a loan IN THE coming days we shall cover the AttachMSFT acquisition of Novell and the barriers which remain, including the important fall of the CPTN deal and the many lawsuits from investors. (General)

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Microsoft-run Patent Cartel Retreats Following Formal Complaint, But Why?view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft et al. head for the door just shortly after OSI files a complaint to the German Federal Cartel Office TECHRIGHTS wishes to begin with the good news. Those patents which Novell was going to hand over to Microsoft? Well, that ain’t gonna happen on the face of it. (General)