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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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5 best features of the Dolphin file manager

5 best features of the Dolphin file manager

I like Dolphin, the default KDE file manager, a lot. I have used it for over 9 years. There are many features that I use regularly that I wouldn’t want to live without. In this post, I like to share my personal top 5. Some features are more obvious, others are hidden features. 1) Split windows The split window view can be opened with the F3 key or by clicking on the Split icon. This is great for copying files…

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Review of the HP Pavilion Power 580-146nd

Review of the HP Pavilion Power 580-146nd

Because of the incredible bargains during the Steam summer / winter sales, I have acquired 42 games over the last 6 years. My old openSUSE system was never able to play these games in a decent manner. Intel HD Graphics 4000 will only get you so far… I have looked into building a new AMD PC, which would allow me to run Linux / Steam games at high settings and 1080p. Recently I noticed a promotion for the HP Pavilion…

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Dual boot issues and the Black Screen of Death

Dual boot issues and the Black Screen of Death

As is the case for many open source enthusiasts, I am the go-to person in my family for solving PC issues. I enjoy messing with computers and solving technical challenges. Over the last few weeks, I had a lot of Windows encounters. There are 3 reasons to write about this: I found a great tool to retrieve the Windows license key from openSUSE and I like to write about this tool I encountered a lot of driver issues on Windows,…

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