Adventures with Geeko: Introduction to openSUSE at Madison Linux User Group

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Adventures with Geeko: Introduction to openSUSE at Madison Linux User Group

  1. 1. Adventures with Geeko: An Introduction to openSUSE Mike McCallister Writer/Author ProTek Writing Services
  2. 2. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 2 What is openSUSE? Floor Wax: • openSUSE the distribution Dessert Topping • The openSUSE Community
  3. 3. Installing openSUSE 11.3 in 100 seconds
  4. 4. Yet another Setup Tool: YaST
  5. 5. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 5 What Can You Do with YaST? •Install •System Administration •Package Management
  6. 6. KDE 4
  7. 7. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 7 openSUSE and KDE •Long History Together • Many shared developers • Long the default desktop •KDE: Also Schizophrenic • KDE: No longer an acronym/initialism • Software Compilation/Collection and Community •Current Development Gap • 3-month difference in release dates – openSUSE 11.3 and KDE 4.4 – openSUSE 11.4 and KDE 4.6
  8. 8. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 8 KDE 4: New Technologies •Phonon: Sound and Video •Solid: Hardware and other devices •Nepomuk: Metadata and the Semantic/Social Desktop •Akonadi: Personal Information Management •Plasma: Desktop Environment
  9. 9. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 9 The Plasma Desktop •It pretty much works now, really! •Desktop Tour • Panels • Widgets • Folder View • The Cashew •Activities
  10. 10. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 10 KDE: Key Applications •Dolphin and Konqueror •Kontact PIM •Konsole •Kate •KRunner •Krusader •KOffice •Amarok •KDevelop
  11. 11. OpenSUSE Build Service (OBS)
  12. 12. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 12 openSUSE Build Service •New in v1.2 (released 10/19/2010) • Enhanced Web Interface • Git and SVN Integration • Better access controls •How Does It Work? •Demo
  13. 13. The openSUSE Community
  14. 14. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 14 Community Membership •“Acknowledged contributors who have brought a continued and substantial contribution to the project” •Members sign the Guiding Principles https://users.opensuse.org/guidingprinciples •Members are confirmed by openSUSE Board •Members elect board majority
  15. 15. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 15 The Strategy for openSUSE •Still coming •Latest Draft, at 2nd annual openSUSE Conference: https://lite.co-ment.com/text/lNPCgzeGHdV/view/ •“openSUSE users are looking for an easy and comfortable computing experience which does not limit their freedom of choice, offering sane defaults and easy configuration.”
  16. 16. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 16 What's Next? •Version 11.4 currently scheduled for March 2011
  17. 17. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 17 The Inevitable Links Page •OpenSUSE: en.opensuse.org • Install Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=wrk9LA7P-Ck •Docs: rtfm.opensuse.org •KDE: www.kde.org • Themes and such: www.KDE-Look.org • Applications: www.KDE-Apps.org • User training: userbase.kde.org • KDE Tech: techbase.kde.org
  18. 18. © January 30, 2015 Novell Inc. 18 The Inevitable Links Page, Part II •OpenSUSE Build Service: build.opensuse.org • Tutorial: en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Build_Service_Tutorial •Community and Strategy Discussion • Member Directory: https://users.opensuse.org/membership/list • Lizards (Member blogs): http://lizards.opensuse.org/ • Strategy Portal: en.opensuse.org/Portal:Strategy •Mike McCallister: www.michaelmccallister.com • Notes from the Metaverse: metaverse.wordpress.com • Email: michael@michaelmccallister.com • SocNets: WorkingWriter
  19. 19. Thanks! Questions?

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