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New WSO2 SLES12-based Appliances in SUSE Studio



By: frego

November 6, 2014 6:06 pm

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Last week I attended WSO2Con 2014 in San Francisco. This year’s conference was noticeably bigger than in 2013, with more customers and partners attending. WSO2 puts on a great conference with lots of technical sessions, great keynotes from industry experts and some impressive customer presentations, including from Boeing, Fidelity, Cisco and Trimble. The theme of …

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Additional multimedia codec support for SLED 12



By: mikewillis

November 3, 2014 3:35 pm

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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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Categories: Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

SUSE Cloud OpenStack Lab on AWS Using Ravello



By: frego

October 31, 2014 12:39 pm

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I learned about Ravello Systems in at an event last month in San Francisco. The technology sounded intriguing, and part that really caught me was “we enable customers to run OpenStack in the public cloud.” It took me a while to wrap my head around that, but the more I learned, the clearer it became. …

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Categories: SUSE Cloud, Technical Solutions

Check out the new SUSE Customer Center



By: ssalgy

October 31, 2014 8:59 am

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SUSE Customer Center is now live! SUSE Customer Center will be the place where you manage your purchased subscriptions. That’s also where you’ll go to update and obtain patches, and it will replace the current Novell Customer Center (NCC) registration process.

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Categories: Announcements, News, Technical Solutions

Forensic analysis of patchlevel in a supportconfig

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By: ataschner

October 29, 2014 10:44 am

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Updated: Do you ever get exposed to supportconfig files from servers that do not have access to update repositories? Or do you find it difficult to relate to patch numbers of updates (not) installed in updates.txt of a supportconfig?

If so, how do you easily find out if there are pending updates available from SUSE/Novell to be installed on the system to make it up to date?

Exactly – you don’t.
Until now…

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Categories: Free Tools, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Easily protect Firefox on SLED on multiple machines against POODLE attack



By: mikewillis

October 29, 2014 10:15 am

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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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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Training Now Available

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By: George Shi

October 28, 2014 10:10 am

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Now that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 has been released, you may be wondering how to learn more about it. Why not participate the new SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 trainings? There are three courses available today: What’s New in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 — Course 3126 This course gives students early access to …

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

openSUSE 13.x / Factory processor P-States and Performance

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By: cseader

October 23, 2014 12:07 pm

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Since the introduction of P-States in the Intel SandyBridge and newer processors and the introduction of the P-States driver in the kernel since 3.9 there have been some changes to the power management on systems in regards to userspace tools. It has moved from cpufreq to cpupower and you may have written a script in …

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Understanding POODLE



By: Olaf Kirch

October 18, 2014 2:04 am

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Let’s take a closer look at the POODLE vulnerability that has been causing quite a stir during the last few days. To begin with, it’s important to understand that POODLE is not a code vulnerability. It is a vulnerability of the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol as specified. Consequently, there is little that can be …

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Categories: Technical Solutions

Juno what just happened to OpenStack?

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By: pete_chadwick

October 16, 2014 1:53 pm

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Today marks the next milestone in the evolution of OpenStack – the 10th project release – Juno. Juno provides enhancements to all of the OpenStack sub-projects and introduces an new capability to integrate Hadoop clusters to deliver big data analytics as a service. An overview of the enhancements can be found here: (http://www.openstack.org/software/juno/). How is …

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