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Always nice when people recognize our efforts.
 
Reviewing presentations from a recent conference that I could not attend, on one slide was this ...

   Backward compatibility
    + The systemd developers don't seem to believe in it.
    + SUSE does, however

Yeah, I noticed that on SUSE systems "stuff still works" more than in certain other environments. Nice work, guys. Much appreciated. (Not the first time I have thanked them publicly for this kind of stuff.)
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I just spent the last week or so (off and on) trying to build a working Linux kernel for my Raspberry Pi B board. It would compile just fine, but not work at all. Until yesterday, it never occurred to me that the necessary support was not in the official kernel tree.  I know the various ARM developers had  a history of not getting their changes merged into the official tree, but I thought they had been making good progress and were long past that. How long has the Broadcom bcm2708 been out? #Linux #RaspberryPi
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Sounds like a related Linux-based effort, also commonly ARM targeted. That is: being lax about up-streaming your updates. 
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It's rather old, but I just saw this Sheldon comic. What can I say? It's so true.
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SHARE 124 in Seattle is coming up, and the Linux and VM Program has a good array of sessions ready.  We have sessions covering various aspects of OpenStack, Hadoop, systemd, KVM, and of course support for the new z13 from IBM.  Hope to see you there!
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please, donate to help the +GNOME Foundation defend its trademark against corporate bullshit.

the fact that Groupon is not backing down after infringing the +GNOME trademark so blatantly is mindboggling.
"GNOME" the trademark has been a familiar name for the past 17 years in the Free and Open Source Software community. The GNOME project has been a staple desktop for GNU/Linux and BSD desktops. It was the default desktop for Sun Microsystems workstation class machines, continues to be the default ...
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I'm guessing they were hoping they could resolve it privately, and when that didn't work they went public.
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If you ever get a chance to visit the zoo in Cleveland, take it. It's pretty nice, with a number of animals Laura and I never got a chance to see before. This is just a sampling of what was there.
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No. Laura and I were in Sandusky for the water park, so our time was limited to find good restaurants.
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IBM is once again demonstrating that it can be its own worst enemy. This time it involves their new mainframe system, the z13. IBM has a lot of things to be proud about with the z13, but their marketing messaging is definitely not one of them.
#IBM
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http://mark-post.blogspot.com/2015/03/ibm-be-careful-what-you-say.html
IBM is once again demonstrating that it can be its own worst enemy. This time it involves their new mainframe system, the z13. IBM has a lot of things to be proud about with the z13, but their marketing messaging is definitel...
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I don't understand. Why are you talking about a coupling facility in connection to Linux?
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Two new SLES12 related white papers have now been made available:
1. systemd in SUSE® Linux Enterprise 12
    www.novell.com/docrep/2015/01/systemd_in_suse_linux_enterprise_12_white_paper.pdf
2. SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 Modules
    www.novell.com/docrep/2015/01/suse_linux_enterprise_server_12_modules_white_paper.pdf

The "modules" referenced in the second one is about the method by which SUSE is trying to make  available more current versions of certain groups of software that change fairly rapidly.  See the paper for more details.
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SUSE has been hiring for quite a while now. We currently have over 65 jobs listed for anyone with the right skills who's interested. Many of them aren't tied to any specific office location and can be worked from home.
 
#OBS team looks for a new fellow :)

Something for you? Feel free to ask any questions about the job here...

https://attachmatehr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=306941&company_id=15495&version=6&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=1013810&aid=1
  Software Engineering is our business!   That's why we are looking for an experienced developer for the development and customer support of the Open Buildservice.   The Open Buildservice is a groundbreaking infrastructure tool...
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Having done this all manually, I can absolutely appreciate this type of appliance.
 
If you were at SUSECon and saw the closing keynote you may have received a USB Stick with the ability to deploy a full OpenStack Cloud. Here are some details instructions for its deployment. Enjoy!
Once again, SUSEcon was a blast! Thanks to everyone who helped make it such a great success, especially all our customers and partners who attended. If you attended the final Thursday keynote, you should have been given a free USB stick preloaded with a bootable SUSE Cloud appliance.
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Having been involved in this release from the beginning of development, I certainly have a better appreciation of how insane things can get during the process.
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