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openSUSE new news site

OpenSUSE just announced the other day their new news site news.opensuse.org. Its nice to see that a news site was created. The only one up til now seems to have been planetsuse.org, which I still enjoy visiting.

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Utah Open Source Conference

I just wanted to introduce Utah Open Source on my blog. This is an amazing project that has been founder, started, created, etc. by Clint Savage. Its great to see it move forward and grow. So a thanks to Clint and the others that have and are working on this. For those of you that aren’t already aware of what Utah Open Source Conference is, it is an open source conference that makes its first debut this September. They have some really big names that are speaking as well. (You’ll have to goto the website to find out) This should be a really exciting time for open source in Utah. So be part of it and sign up.

If you join or already are a part of a group (list of group on the website) you get a killer discount. So I recommend finding one of these groups and get your discount. There is also a free keynote by Bruce Perens to the first 100 registered people. This is filling up fast so, I’d register as soon as you can!

Well, here are the links:

Registration Site (most important link 🙂 )

Utah Open Source website

Utah Open Source Conference website (conference site)

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Novell’s Paravirtualized Driver pack

This is something that I was able to help test for a little bit. The idea behind these drivers is to make certain devices in a fully virtualized guest “xen aware”. Since the heaviest used parts of a hosted operating system are networking and disk access, they focused on improving them. For right now the supported operating systems are RHEL 4 and 5, and windows 2000, 2003, and XP. Without sounding like a sales person, I thought this was a really cool idea. Those that have run fully virtualized guests, you can understand why this would be welcome. Anyways, here is a link that you can read.

Novell Ships SLE 10 SP 1 and New VMDP

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Jeff Jaffe’s Thoughts on Hack Week

I just read Jeff Jaffe’s thoughts on hack week. For those of you that don’t know who Jeff is, he is the CTO of Novell. He offers some insight into “What is it, why did we do it, what was the reason for the timing, and what did we learn?” on his blog.

Jeff Jaffe’s hackweek blog entry