By: Marita Werner

March 23, 2015 3:00 am

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openQA: open source testing framework for openSUSE, SUSE and – as of late – Red Hat

openQA – the fully automated open source testing framework – is used extensively by the openSUSE community, and has replaced manual testing almost completely. The openSUSE community relies on openQA for everything from GUI application testing to bootloader and kernel testing. SUSE is adopting openQA as an integral tool for SLES automated validation testing, alongside […]

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Drew
By: Drew

February 12, 2015 11:23 am

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 4

This is the fourth and final blog in the series “SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed” – designed to help SUSE Linux Enterprise customers and partners better understand what they can learn from a SUSE YES Certification bulletin. The goal is to lessen the stress of future server and workstation hardware purchases. Last time, we covered […]

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Drew
By: Drew

February 3, 2015 3:33 pm

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 3

This is the third blog in the series “SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed” – designed to help SUSE Linux Enterprise customers and partners better understand what they can learn from a SUSE YES Certification bulletin. The goal is to lessen the stress of future hardware purchases. Last time, we covered the following information in the […]

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Drew
By: Drew

January 29, 2015 9:17 am

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 2

This is the second blog in the series “SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed” – designed to help SUSE Linux Enterprise customers and partners better understand what they can learn from an online published SUSE YES Certification bulletin. The goal is to lessen the stress of future hardware purchases. Last time, we covered the following information […]

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Drew
By: Drew

January 21, 2015 9:52 am

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 1

What information is important for you to have documented on a SUSE YES Certification bulletin? Can the information documented on a bulletin help you with your hardware purchasing decisions, reduce future stress and eliminate a number of future pesky headaches? The correct answers are a “great deal of information that you may not have been […]

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By: ab

January 9, 2015 11:36 am

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LJDT: DOSBox and Game Emulation for Fun

The majority of this series has been very practical, because most of the time I am a dreadful bore and focus on things that are very practical. Want to predictably modify a config file on ten thousand boxes without leaving your computer or manually wasting weeks of your life? Done. Want to read multi-GB files […]

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By: Bryan Lunduke

December 19, 2014 11:35 am

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By: mikewillis

November 14, 2014 4:24 pm

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Customizing the appearance of GDM in SLED 12

SLED 12 ships with GNOME 3.10 which means GDM 3. GDM 3 provides very little scope for customising how it looks. In this article I’ll describe some pros and cons of the officially provided ways of customising GDM 3 and how you can go further customising by hacking. Testing changes will require you to repeatedly […]

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By: mikewillis

November 3, 2014 3:35 pm

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Additional multimedia codec support for SLED 12

As with most Linux distributions, SLED’s out of the box multimedia capability is somewhat limited in terms of codec support. It has support for MP3, the OGG family and some others, but it doesn’t have support for commonly used codecs such as H264 and AAC and those required for DVD playback. There are packages available […]

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By: mikewillis

October 29, 2014 10:15 am

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Easily protect Firefox on SLED on multiple machines against POODLE attack

As has been much publicised recently, (including Understanding POODLE), an unfixable vulnerability has been found in SSLv3 and it is recommended that support for it be disabled. Mozilla have said that SSLv3 will be disabled by default in Firefox 34, but SLED, very sensibly for an Enterprise distro, uses the Extended Support Releases of Firefox […]

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