August 9, 2005
tech sysadmin

I know this was posted last week on slashdot, but it looks like the website for OpenSUSE finally went live. Pretty exciting stuff. First RedHat split their distro into a commercial, “enterprise” class distro and the bleeding-edge, completely open distro Fedora (open in the sense that more than just RedHat employees were actively contributing to its development and direction). Now Novell has opened up SUSE. If I remember correctly, it used to be an exclusively commercial distro if I remember correctly… wasn’t available for free download. Good stuff. I know they’d opened up some of their management tools (YAST for example), but it’s nice to see the whole thing opened up. Might have to go check it out…