openSUSE 13.1: 6000+ Packages For 5 Architectures
Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE on 19 November 2013 at 07:57 AM EST. 11 Comments
OpenSUSE 13.1 was officially born this morning. This latest release has more than six thousand packages and is available for five CPU architectures.

openSUSE 13.1 features a lot of stabilization fixes, a lot of new enterprise components, is the first openSUSE release that's ready for 64-bit ARM (AArch64), ships with VDPAU support in Mesa, other performance improvements, and all of the latest Linux desktop components. This release also has preliminary Wayland support with the Weston compositor in GNOME Shell and KDE Plasma.

There's a heck of a lot of improvements to be found with openSUSE 13.1 that is powered off the Linux 3.11 kernel. For more details on this exciting openSUSE update, see the extensive release information written at news.opensuse.org. Benchmarks forthcoming!
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