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    Suse to go open source

    Novell frees SUSE Professional under new branding
    http://os.newsforge.com/article.pl?s...46236&from=rss

    Novell is renaming SUSE Professional and releasing it as 100% open source. Novell spokesman and director of public relations Bruce Lowry says his company is "pushing" to make SUSE Linux available to anyone who wants it. According to sources close to the company, SUSE Professional is to be rebranded as OpenSUSE.
    Good news, for my fave Linus distro.
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    Looks like Fedora has forced the hand of some of the other distros.
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    True, but they could have kept the pro version retail & home version open source. In a Red Hat/Fedora way.
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    Very true.

    Not that I'm complaining, its all going back to the roots of Linux now.
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    SUSE has a long history of having a good installer program, so it's good to know that it's going Open Source.

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    I wouldn't say Fedora has forced anything.

    there are plenty of other distros out there.

    The installer from Suse is as open now as it has ever been.
    It is Inevitable.....


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    yes, you can install most distros by copying the the iso image onto a second disk and mounting it as an iso file system.

    As run running it, I think you just "execute it" as though it was a program, but I'm not certain on that (not done it for a while)
    It is Inevitable.....


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    YAST has been open source for a while now, remember seeing the annoucement on slashdot, so that must be at least 6 months ago since i dont read it anymore. As far as i know there wasnt anything else closed in SuSe

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