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Novell to Give Fifty SLED Activations to the Linux Community

Yep. A fifty dollar value.Novell is giving away fifty–count ’em! fifty!–one year activation codes of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop to members of the open source community. Fifty activations at a list price of USD$50 means fifty squared. That’s almost a $2500 value.

Thanks to an insightful (as in, “Why didn’t we think of that?”) comment from alert reader Liquidat, we’re upping the ante, raising the stakes, and sweatening, make that sweetening, the pie for putting yourself on the Your Linux is Ready map.

The site doesn’t mention it yet, so because you read my blog, I’m giving you a head start because a head start is supposed to be one of the best ways to win in a random drawing.

Fifty activations! Thats like, seven squared!

Wait a minute…seven squared? That’s only forty-nine! Where did the other one go?

LIQUIDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!

13 Responses

  1. Thanks very much😀

  2. What should I do to get that ?😉

  3. […] As you probably now, the brand new SLED 10 requires a licence key if you want to use it. One way to get such a licence is to test SLED 10 – you get a evaluation key which expires after a certain time. An even better way is to join a contest Novell launched some days ago. Originally the prices included there were only hardware, but after some asking Novell added a set of licences of SLED 10 – and gave me one as a gift for the idea! I now have an official SLED 10 licence key which will never expire! That means that I now have an official business distribution […]

  4. Liquidat …. I’ll tell Max S. about your betrayal😛

    (ROTFL !!!)

  5. Huh, I’d love to win but as usual with these ‘Frappers’ England is not recognised.

    The best bit is its in the drop down menu!!

  6. Cool, everyone could use a FREE copy😉

  7. BTW: We know about the UK issue, and we’re working to fix it.

  8. Uh… Ted… I’m surprised no one has noticed that you miscounted… You did mean to say Novell’s giving away fifty-ONE copies of SLED 10… right? A copy of SLED 10 WILL be bundled with the HP Compaq nc6400 laptop right? Nice choice in laptops BTW… The nc6400 was one of the SLED 10 demo laptops we used at our July users’ group meeting.. SLED 10 loaded up just fine and we configure XGL without a hitch. Here are some shots of the demo laptops we had running SLED 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/76612897@N00/sets/72157594220172129/

    For the NUI folks out there, the background can be found here http://www.nuinet.com/index.php/NUI_Logos

  9. ok I think I am late around here😦

  10. I became a linux convert about one year ago. My son-in-law was a Windoz biggot. I taunted him to try linux, without success. Then I told him that he was restricting his learning and ability to get a better job after Vista flops. He became interested, particularly when I asked him to build me a web site using apache, and an email server. In the end, I split the cost of a new pc with him and he has started on the road to salvation.

    So far so good. Add one more linux biggot/diehard to the club.

  11. […] Regarding the 50 SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 activations that I recently blogged, there was a subsequent slashdot thread in which several people have sneeringly commented that SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 proprietary. This chaffes me because Novell is part way through a cultural change that I think is nothing short of astounding. Because of open source, the company is becoming a foundary of invention again. We’re finally starting to be recognized again as a place that can really drive new software technology. […]

  12. i think there is a bug on http://www.novell.com/linux/ready/ i cant select my city. Saint-Petersburg on Russia (and Moscow too).😦

    where i cant e-mail this bug?

  13. […] Regarding the 50 SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 activations that I recently blogged, there was a subsequent slashdot thread in which several people have sneeringly commented that SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 proprietary. This chaffes me because Novell is part way through a cultural change that I think is nothing short of astounding. Because of open source, the company is becoming a foundary of invention again. We’re finally starting to be recognized again as a place that can really drive new software technology.So, if you have somehow ended up here having passed through the slashdot firebranding, I ask you to consider some details about SLED, SUSE, and Novell.  >>>> […]

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