Dear contributors, friends and fans openSUSE 13.2 is out! After one year
of continuous improvement in the tools and procedures and many hours of
developing, packaging, testing and fixing issues a new stable release is
here, providing the best that Free and Open Source has to offer with our
special green touch: stable, innovative and fun!
This is the first release after the change in the openSUSE development
mode, with a much shorter stabilization phase thanks to the extensive
testing done in a daily basis in the rolling distribution used now as a
base for openSUSE stable releases. The perfect balance between
innovation and stability with the great level of freedom of choice that
openSUSE users are used to.
openSUSE 13.2 is
Built around the most innovative technologies Linux has to offer:
Snapper to take the most from snapshots capability of the powerful Btrfs
filesystem offered as default option, Wicked to bring light to network
configuration, Dracut to ensure shorter boot times… For users asking for
even more innovation Plasma 5.1, the next generation workspace by KDE,
is also available as a technical preview.
This version presents the first step to adopt the new openSUSE design
guidelines system-wide. The graphical revamp is noticeable everywhere:
the installer, the bootloader, the boot sequence and all of the (seven!)
supported desktops (KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, Enlightenment 19, Mate and
Awesome). Even the experimental Plasma 5.1 is adapted to the overall
The new openSUSE 13.2 installer comes with several changes targeted to
make the installation process easier and more welcoming to new users.
Those changes include a new and more straightforward installation work
flow, better and smarter automatic proposals, less cluttered
configuration options and a brand new layout for the user interface. In
addition, several tools are included to easy the administration of any
system like the Profile Management Tools for AppArmor or the YaST module
for Snapper, just to name a few.
"With a vastly improved and streamlined installation process, and all
the latest technologies from across the open source ecosystem, openSUSE
13.2 is a perfect choice for people who want an operating system that’s
modern, stable, and gets the work done."
said Richard Brown, Chairman of openSUSE board.
Read the full news article for all the details!
and remember to have a lot of fun...
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