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Live from SUSECon 2014: SUSE Needs to Learn How to Brag | Linux.com

Live from SUSECon 2014: SUSE Needs to Learn How to Brag | Linux.com | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
SUSE is about to unleash some serious, game-changing technology onto the world.
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Jack Wallen has got it right here.

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openSUSE 13.2: green light to freedom!

openSUSE 13.2: green light to freedom! | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it

"With a vastly improved and streamlined installation process, and all the latest technologies from across the open source ecosystem, openSUSE 13.2 is a perfect choice for people who want an operating system that’s modern, stable, and gets the work done."

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Go get openSUSE 13.2! Desktop users have a choice of 7 different base environments -- one for every day of the week! But it's not all fun and games. You can get a lot of work done with this new version.

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New features to be seen in upcoming GNOME 3.14 - The Mukt

New features to be seen in upcoming GNOME 3.14 - The Mukt | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
Allan Day shares his favourite features in GNOME 3.14 scheduled to be released next week.
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A preview of GNOME 3.14 from its user experience (UX) designer, Allan Day. Be sure to read his entire post (linked in the first paragraph).

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OpenSuse moves to rolling release development model

OpenSuse moves to rolling release development model | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
OpenSuse Factory build moves to daily release cycle to stay at the cutting edge of development
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Will be following up to see how this announcement relates to the Tumbleweed rolling-release project. More to come...

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Being Current | dennogumi.org

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More information about KDE:Current and the other new openSUSE KDE repositories, which start operating today. Time for all openSUSE users to adjust YaST as explained.

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openSUSE at SCALE 12x Day 1

openSUSE at SCALE 12x Day 1 | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
“The early bird gets the worm” That was the theme of our awakening at 5AM this morning. We arose to 22 notifications of retweets by new followers we made at the conference.
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Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) is one of the bigger Linux conferences in North America. Here's an account of the folks staffing the openSUSE booth.

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Finding New Software in openSUSE: A New Way?

Finding New Software in openSUSE: A New Way? | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it

"Earlier last week, longtime openSUSE developer Roger Luedecke proposed a new, more user-friendly “app store” for getting new software on openSUSE systems. Noting that the distribution already has a “halfway solution” to the problem of discovering and installing software on openSUSE at download.opensuse.org,"

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all mine!: KDE Frameworks 5 A Big Deal - Jos Poortvliet

all mine!: KDE Frameworks 5 A Big Deal - Jos Poortvliet | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
The value of a community like KDE can hardly be overstated. The open and inspiring place it provides naturally is something companies spend billions to build (and usually fail). The KDE community has already contributed a ...
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More info on KDE Frameworks 5 from the openSUSE Community Manager. And yes, you can get this on your openSUSE system too.

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OpenSUSE forums hacked in ANOTHER vBulletin attack - Register

OpenSUSE forums hacked in ANOTHER vBulletin attack - Register | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
Muktware OpenSUSE forums hacked in ANOTHER vBulletin attack Register Linux distro openSUSE's public forums have been compromised and defaced and tens of thousands of user email addresses exposed after a hacker exploited a zero day flaw in the...
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This is unfortunate, but no passwords are at risk. The forum team is already in search of new forum software to replace vBulletin. Best of luck to the openSUSE team!

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Welcome to our fourth Sneak Peek for ... - openSUSE News

Welcome to our fourth Sneak Peek for ... - openSUSE News | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
WinterIsComingFinal Welcome to our fourth Sneak Peek for openSUSE 13.1! The release is getting very close and you've already learned about all the awesome new Cloud features, the new YaST and what our new GNOME ...
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"Geeko Tips": Zypper command-line software updating. Open Build Service and a few more advanced-user fun in openSUSE 13.1.

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SUSECon ends, openSUSE summit gets underway - iTWire

SUSECon ends, openSUSE summit gets underway - iTWire | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
SUSECon ends, openSUSE summit gets underway
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As the corporate event came to an end, the community event got underway.
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Brief, to-the-point report on SUSEcon/openSUSE Summit.

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Nine essential LibreOffice extensions

Nine essential LibreOffice extensions | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
Early in its development, OpenOffice.org made a policy of encouraging extensions to augment the funtionality of the office suite. Today OpenOffice.or
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Did you know you could save a LibreOffice document to three formats at once? Open Document, MS Office document AND PDF. Learn about this and eight other LibreOffice/OpenOffice extensions in this valuable article.

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Sneak Peek openSUSE 13.1: What we have for Plasma Desktop Users

Sneak Peek openSUSE 13.1: What we have for Plasma Desktop Users | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
A few days ago we featured a GNOME Sneak Peek and today it is time for the Blue camp!
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Trying to find time to play with this, but excited it's coming...

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all mine!: Where is KDE 5 and when can I use it?

all mine!: Where is KDE 5 and when can I use it? | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it

Bringing it all together:
if you want a stable system, stay on Plasma 4.11 with KDELibs and Applications 4.14 for now. If you want to try out the new tech, try Plasma 5.2, which depends on Frameworks 5.3. With Applications 4.14 - no newer release is out yet, but openSUSE offers regular git checkouts and they have been working quite well for me personally.

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Jos Poortvliet, the former openSUSE Community Manager, offers a terrific explanation of the state of the next generation KDE desktop. Very briefly: The "desktop," called Plasma, will load, but it's really just ready for testing. Applications will be ready next spring, when the big Linux distributions will use it as the 'default' KDE.

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Tumbleweed, Factory rolling releases to merge

Tumbleweed, Factory rolling releases to merge | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it

“With the release of openSUSE 13.2 due in November, we realised this was a perfect opportunity to merge our two openSUSE rolling-releases together so users of Tumbleweed can benefit from the developments to our Factory development process over the last few years,” said Richard Brown, Chairman of openSUSE board. “The combined feedback and contributions from our combined Tumbleweed and Factory users should help keep openSUSE rolling forward even faster, while offering our users the latest and greatest applications on a stable rolling release.”

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This has been in the planning stages for some months. Very glad to hear this merger will be happening with the new release, and that the Tumbleweed name will remain moving forward. Congrats to the development teams!

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KDE Software is going to be simpler, easier

KDE Software is going to be simpler, easier | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
Thomas Pfeiffer of KDE emphasizes "Simple by default, powerful when needed" vision for the future KDE user interface.
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I've been a KDE fan since first using Linux at the turn of the century.  The main advantage the KDE desktop has is its flexibility and power. As with many powerful things, it can be difficult to gain control of all that power. Excited to learn that the usability team is looking to help KDE users learn more about their system as they use it.

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KDE - New Plasma brings a cleaner interface on top of a new graphics stack

KDE - New Plasma brings a cleaner interface on top of a new graphics stack | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
KDE Homepage, KDE.org
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I am really looking forward to playing with this! While I'm quite certain the transition from KDE 4 > 5 will be MUCH smoother than 3 > 4 (how could it not be?), I'm still going to build a separate openSUSE VirtualBox to run the 5.0 desktop.

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openSUSE to offer rolling release KDE Software experience - Muktware

openSUSE to offer rolling release KDE Software experience - Muktware | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
The changes will come with the 4.12.4 release, which is expected on Tuesday.
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The essential openSUSE pimping guide - Dedoimedo

The essential openSUSE pimping guide - Dedoimedo | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
Article presenting essential tips and tricks to enhancing the default openSUSE desktop experience, including addition of community repositories, installation of proprietary graphics drivers, multimedia codecs, DVD support, ...
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Well done bit of advice for setting up openSUSE 13.1 for the essential pieces of modern computing.

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openSUSE Conference: April 24-28 in Dubrovnik, Croatia - openSUSE News

openSUSE Conference: April 24-28 in Dubrovnik, Croatia - openSUSE News | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
As announced at the openSUSE Conference 2013, this years openSUSE conference will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. This beautiful city will welcome us Geekos from the 24th to the 28th of April. The team has been hard ...
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KDE Frameworks 5 tech preview Released - Muktware

KDE Frameworks 5 tech preview Released - Muktware | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
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KDE community has released the first tech preview of KDE Frameworks 5. This comes after the official release of Plasma 2 Technology preview last month.
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Always exciting (if usually a little unsettling) when version numbers change. Here's hoping that KDE 5 is better received than v4 was!

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Say hello to openSUSE 13.1 - Muktware

Say hello to openSUSE 13.1 - Muktware | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
The latest release delivers up-to-date cloud technologies.
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A nice roundup of new features, though it'll help if you already know what ARM, Btrfs and OpenStack are.

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openSUSE's Jos Poortvliet | LAS 29e06 | Jupiter Broadcasting

openSUSE's Jos Poortvliet | LAS 29e06 | Jupiter Broadcasting | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
openSUSE's community manager Jos Poortvliet joins us to discuss openSUSE 13.1, integrating new technologies such as systemd and wayland, and the future.
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openSUSE Community Manager Jos Poortvliet on the Linux Action Show

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Get Ready to Party: Release is Around the Corner!

Get Ready to Party: Release is Around the Corner! | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
In just a little over a week, openSUSE 13.1 will be released! As we’ve all put in serious work to make this happen, it is certainly a good cause for celebration. Time to organize Launch Parties!
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Sneak Peek openSUSE 13.1: What we have for GNOME Users

Sneak Peek openSUSE 13.1: What we have for GNOME Users | openSUSE Desktop | Scoop.it
Clean GNOME Shell
Welcome to our third Sneak Peek of what is coming in openSUSE 13.1! You’ve already learned about the new Cloud features and YaST having been ported to Ruby and  it’s time to talk about… our desktops!
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