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openSUSE 13.1 RC2 Updates Systemd, Has Speedy Fix

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Published on 31 October 2013 08:10 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE
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The second and final release candidate to the upcoming openSUSE 13.1 Linux distribution release is now available for last minute testing.

The openSUSE 13.1 Release Candidate 2 updates systemd to version 208, Shim now works so UEFI Secure Boot is possible, Calibre is now fully operational, KNetworkManager has been brought back instead of Plasma-NM, the kernel received some updates, YaST was updated, Xfce now properly suspends, and there's been various other package updates.

With the "one speedy improvement everyone could read about on phoronix (the radeon/nouveau timer improvements)" kernel change mentioned with openSUSE 13.1 RC2, see The AMD Radeon Performance Is Incredible On Linux 3.12 and Here's Why Radeon Graphics Are Faster On Linux 3.12.

For more details on openSUSE 13.1 RC2, visit news.opensuse.org.

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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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