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openSUSE 11.3 Launch Party in Nürnberg

July 16th, 2010 by

At the SUSE/Novell offices in Germany, we had a great launch party. With free beer, BBQ, sunshine, a clown and openSUSE 11.3 released, it was a great atmosphere!

More than 100 people showed up: some Novell employees, some former colleagues,  and also many folks whose faces I haven’t seen before. We were overwhelmed and excited by this and after an hour Michael Löffler had to buy some more meat for the BBQ.

I gave a short demo about some of the highlights of openSUSE 11.3. I demonstrated GNOME 3 preview with GNOME Shell, the new tracker indexer, KDE Plasma Netbook interface, ksuseinstall, the LXDE desktop,  SpiderOak and zypper.

I also showed Bernhard Wiedemann’s great installation video

Everybody was excited how fast the installation went!

Scott was DJ for the party and took some photos that give an impression of the party:

People enjoying the BBQ and discussing.


Our two demonstration machines lead to many discussions.

Me demoing the GNOME shell.

I’ve seen many interesting discussions and already the first plans discussed for openSUSE 11.4.
Thanks to Tom, Michl, Omar, Eva, Christopher, Susanne and everybody else that helped to make this launch party a really great party!

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3 Responses to “openSUSE 11.3 Launch Party in Nürnberg”

  1. Nice!

    Too bad this is in Nurnberg, Germany. Is there also such an event in Holland??

    Stef Bon

  2. Andreas Jaeger

    http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Launch_parties contains a list of all launch parties. Unfortunately nobody volunteered to do one in the Netherlands but it’s not too late to organize one.

  3. Hans Benker

    Thanks for the great party. I am one of the faces you haven’t seen before and I certainly enjoyed the beer, the BBQ, and most of all meeting some of the people who bring us humble users such great software.
    I brought my netbook along for the party and installed 11.3 there and then. Good opportunity to have a chat with the experts about various aspects of it.

    Hans Benker