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Novell Open Audio features interviews with the people at Novell who are driving the technical direction of Novell, covering open source software, Linux, security and identity, and many other topics of interest.

Linux Drivers

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December 15th, 2008

Does Linux have more drivers than any other platform? Dave, Randy and Erin chat with Greg Kroah-Hartman  about what he does for Novell and for the Linux Driver Project, including what types of drivers are available for Linux.


Big Biz Tools for Your Small Business

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July 23rd, 2008

Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition version 2 is now available. Arguably the longest product name in Novell’s history, the small business version of the popular Open Workgroup Suite is chock full of productivity-enhancing, cost-saving tools. Hear product manager, Melanie Feeney, discuss new features in this release such as file, print and management components from Open Enterprise Server; XEN virtualization through SUSE Linux Enterprise 10; and a bevy of open source technologies. All of this on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, GroupWise, the Novell edition of, an integrated installation and simplified management.

Randy and David sit down with Melanie Feeney to discuss the latest release in the Novell Open Audio studio.

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openSUSE 11.0 Release with Zonker and Martin Lasarsch

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June 19th, 2008

Erin Quill interviews Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier and Martin Lasarsch about the release of openSUSE 11.0. They discuss KDE 4, a quicker installer and package manager, and live CDs.


Merging the openSUSE Forums

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June 11th, 2008

This edition of open audio is hosted by Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier, openSUSE Community Manager. Zonker talks to some of the team that brought together the merged openSUSE Forums, Wolfgang Koller, Keith Kastorff, Kim Groneman, and Rupert Horstkötter.

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openSUSE Community Leader Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier Joins the Open Audio Crew

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April 17th, 2008

Dave and Erin get a chance to sit down and meet Zonker, Novell’s new openSUSE community leader, during BrainShare 2008.
Time: 11:34
MP3 Size: 4 MB

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Clean Your Windshield? Squeegee!

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February 14th, 2008

Clean your windshield gov? Are we talking cars or technology? In this episode we bring in Cameron Seader, the founder of the open source project Squeegee. Squeegee is a web content filtering proxy that expands the features of Squid and DansGuardian to protect homes, schools and business from inappropriate content.

Time: 21:00
MP3 Size: 7.2 MB

Segment Times

Squeegee: 2:05 – 19:52

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Fixing Security Problems in Linux

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December 6th, 2007

How does openSUSE handle the inevitable vulnerabilities in software, and how do we make sure we have the most secure Linux System? To finish out our openSUSE interviews, Erin sits down with Marcus, one of our security experts at the Nuremberg offices, to learn more about the processes that go into creating security patches.

Time: 21:22
MP3 Size: 7.4 MB

Segment Times

Security : 1:27 – 19:45
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AutoBuild Update

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November 28th, 2007

In August of 2006 we introduced you to the Autobuild project. Over the last year the project has seen quite a bit of growth. Erin was recently in the Nuremberg offices and was able to sit down with the brains behind the Autobuild project. We discuss a bunch of updates and a little about how you can have your projects hosted on the service.

Time: 25:26
MP3 Size: 8.7 MB

Segment Times

AutoBuild : 3:55 – 23:57
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