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openSUSE 12.1 Release Candidate Arrives

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Published on 25 October 2011 07:35 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE
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For those that missed it, the openSUSE 12.1 Release Candidate arrived over the weekend.

openSUSE 12.1 RC offers up a horde of improvements and fixes for this next major release of the German Linux operating system that's due out next month. The openSUSE 12.1 release is based upon the Linux 3.1 kernel, supports Google's Go programming language, offers up KDE Plasma Workspace 4.7, and optionally supports GNOME 3.2. This first SUSE 12.x release also finally switches over to the GRUB2 boot-loader as well as systemd.

Among the original innovations in openSUSE 12.1 is Snapper, which is an openSUSE tool to be paired with the Btrfs file-system for viewing differences between versions of files on the system when Btrfs snapshots occur. Other openSUSE 12.1 features can be found out from the openFATE Feature Tracking.

The openSUSE 12.1 Release Candidate announcement can be found at news.opensuse.org. The openSUSE 12.1 official release is expected on the 16th of November. For any other SUSE developers in N├╝rnberg or Phoronix readers there, I'll be there a week later (24 November) celebrating the release with the defunct RadeonHD developers, probably at the Gregor Samsa bar.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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