Thursday, April 22, 2010

Installing Software Pattern/Groups in SUSE/openSUSE

I often use the yum groupinstall feature when running Fedora/CentOS to get the bunch of software install without fuss, especially when it comes to development tools (gcc, bison, flex etc.)

In SUSE/openSUSE you can also do so:

To search for available software pattern (ala Group in RH-based distros):

zypper se -t pattern

To install a pattern

zypper in -t pattern xxx

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Patent Absurdity

For those of us who are still struggling with the whole stupidity around Software Patents, please proceed to download (legally) a nice video from

Enough of mega corps dictating on how we do our computing.