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Matthias G. Eckermann, Senior Product Manager SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Matthias started working at SUSE in 1999, and is member of the Product Management team. Before joining this team he worked as consultant and senior architect for SUSE on strategic new projects in EMEA, with partners and customers in enterprise and public sector.

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Do We Need “kGraft” at All?

mge1512

February 7, 2014 7:59 am

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Vojtěch’s announcement about kGraft started a number of interesting discussions, e.g. at LWN, Reddit, and German Heise. All of those discussions have some common topics. One of these is the question whether a live kernel patching solution such as kGraft is necessary at all.

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TLS 1.2

mge1512

December 3, 2013 12:44 pm

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Summary SUSE has just released a new Apache webserver module, which supports the “Transport Layer Security” (TLS 1.2) standard for HTTPS, the primary use case of the TLS cryptographic protocol. Details Background Governmental agencies around the world, such as the US American NIST (NIST SP 800-52 Rev.1) and the German BSI (BSI TR-02102-2) have recently …

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Sieste – Siesta: Snap Before a Nap

mge1512

June 14, 2013 9:23 am

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After enjoying a rich Menu du jour with green snapper and vegetables, probably served with some white wine, you may want to get some rest. In France “Sieste”, also known as “Siesta” in Italy and Spain, is a tradition that unfortunately is not common in other countries, such as Germany. It seems to be common …

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Menu du jour: Vivaneau vert sur lit de légumes au beurre et suprêmes de pamplemousse

mge1512

May 3, 2013 3:30 pm

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Called “Aprion virescens” in Latin, “Uku” in Micronesia, and “green jobfish” in English, “vivaneau vert” is a tasty table fish. It’s also called “blue-green snapper,” and thus shares its name and color with the other Snapper that is very familiar to the SUSE communities.

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FIPSified!

mge1512

April 18, 2013 2:48 pm

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FIPS? – You may have heard about MIPS or about ECLIPSE, but FIPS? Granted, the U.S. “Federal Information Processing Standard” does not sound like the coolest thing to talk about on a sunny spring day. Yet, we are happy to have achieved SUSE’s first-ever FIPS 140-2 validation for OpenSSL last week. See:http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140sp/140sp1930.pdf. The validation was conducted …

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2-3+4+7+0=10

mge1512

May 24, 2011 10:01 am

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This equation can be considered mathematically correct. But it also demonstrates how one can easily improve Interoperability between SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 and Windows 7 Active Directory.

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Keep it … stable, secure and supportable … Maintenance!

mge1512

February 11, 2011 3:55 pm

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Do you ever wonder what all this “maintenance” is about?

Why is maintenance such a big deal?

Why do we care about it? Why is it important?

Do you ever wonder how we plan for and manage maintenance?

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Keep It Rolling …

mge1512

January 28, 2011 9:21 am

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Have you ever seen how they move big cheese loaves in the Netherlands? They roll them vertically! I don’t want to deduct that they actually roll everything down there However, there seems to be some affinity to not directly lift heavy weights, to not perform things in uncomfortable steps. Instead they try to resolve everything …

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Data is Customers’ Gold!

mge1512

August 10, 2010 8:20 am

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Data is Customers’ Gold, the Operating System the Bank, the Filesystem the Vault. Discussing “Choice” last year, I already mentioned that we are proud to have certified all primary local filesystems in SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (ext3, xfs, reiserfs) with major storage systems, and provide the best scaling choice for storage from desktop to datacenter (SUSE …

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Challenges of a Product Manager in the Open Source World – Part Three

mge1512

January 22, 2010 12:00 am

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Challenges of a Product Manager in the Open Source World

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Challenges of a Product Manager in the Open Source WorldIn the first two blogs in this series of three we had discussed, how communities influence a product manager’s life; and we looked at the concrete example of the Linux Kernel version for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack …

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