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Review of the HP Pavilion 14-ce0830nd

Review of the HP Pavilion 14-ce0830nd

I have recently bought a 14″ laptop, the HP Pavilion 14-ce0830nd. This is a mid-range laptop. It is an upgrade from my previous laptop, the ASUS VivoBook X402NA-FA112T. However, this machine is not without it flaws. Design and hardware The HP Pavilion 14-ce0830nd looks and feels like a quality laptop. The body around the keyboard is made of anodized metal and feels quite premium. Somewhat less premium is the plastic cover at the bottom and the plastic screen cover. A…

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What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15.2

What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15.2

openSUSE Leap 15.2 has entered the Beta phase on the 25th February 2020. I have recently installed this on my laptop to check it out. Leap 15.2 will coincide with SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 15 Service Pack 2. Both Leap and SLED share a lot of underlying packages, so this will be (again) a rock solid release. openSUSE Leap 15.2 features many big updates. This includes a new version of the KDE desktop environment, a new version of the GNOME…

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Its awesome to have Microsoft Teams on Linux during the Corona crisis!

Its awesome to have Microsoft Teams on Linux during the Corona crisis!

The Corona (Corvid-19) virus has forced a lot of us to work from home. My preferred way of working, is by using openSUSE. Because my company has decided a while ago that Office365 and Microsoft Teams would be the default applications for collaboration, I am able to do so. Installing Microsoft Teams Preview The first thing to do is to go to the Microsoft Teams website to download the Teams software package. Save the RPM file to your computer. Now…

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Leap 15.1, the release that nobody talks about

Leap 15.1, the release that nobody talks about

openSUSE Leap 15.1 is almost ready for release! (1) This is always a high point of the year for me. I started researching what was new in this release. However, there is not much buzz around this release. I found only a few articles on Softpedia (2), Phoronix (3) and the announcement by Ludwig Nussel (4). When I tried to establish what was new (5) in Leap 15.1, I started to understand why. Leap 15.1 mostly features minor updates. Still…

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Engaging the openSUSE community

Engaging the openSUSE community

Membership issues On the 30th of January, openSUSE notified me that my membership was being revoked. Everybody is welcome to participate and get involved in the openSUSE project and we grant membership for those that have shown a continued and substantial contribution to the openSUSE project. Membership officials have rejected your application since that does not apply to you. We just found too little contribution and encourage you to get more involved with openSUSE and then apply again for membership….

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