OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 makes use of the older Linux 4.4 kernel due to its LTS status, makes use of the KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop by default, and a wide variety of other package updates. OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 continues to be derived from SUSE Linux Enterprise.
OpenSUSE 42.2 also ships with improvements to YaST, Open vSwitch support, internationalization improvements, and a wide range of other work. Should you not want to use KDE Plasma 5.8, the GNOME 3.20 desktop is available.
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