With today's openSUSE 13.2 Beta release I decided to give it a whirl on the Core i7 5960X test system to see how things go for this latest openSUSE update gearing up for its official debut in November.
openSUSE 13.2 is planned for release in November and in preparation for that big milestone the first beta release is available this Monday morning.
On Monday Phoronix was the first to report from the point that SUSE's parent company was bought out in what's now being referred to as a merger of The Attachmate Group and Micro Focus. The openSUSE community has now issued an announcement concerning this recent corporate activity.
SUSE's parent company The Attachmate Group has been bought out.
Back in July was the announcement of openSUSE Factory turning more into a rolling-release distribution and now we have some hard numbers to look at the popularity of that change.
OpenSUSE "Factory" up to now has referred to the development version of the openSUSE Linux distribution while being announced by SUSE today is that it's also going to serve as an independent distribution under a rolling-release development model.
The openSUSE Board announced this morning that Vincent Untz has stepped down as the openSUSE Board Chairman.
Running the past few days in Croatia was the annual openSUSE Conference.
Kicking off today in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik is the openSUSE Conference 2014.
Version 2.5 of openSUSE's Open Build Service is now available.
Nearly two months ago SUSE announced a new way of live-patching the Linux kernel for reducing system downtime in cases of minor kernel changes or security fixes to avoid rebooting the system. This alternative to Ksplice is now publicly available, including the open kernel bits.
While openSUSE 13.2 will not be released until November, we now have an idea for some of the changes and new features being planned by the openSUSE developers.
Version 3 of SUSE Cloud has been released as the enterprise-focused OpenStack distribution for building out IaaS private clouds.
SUSE has announced they have developed a new way of live-patching a running kernel to avoid having to reboot the system when upgrading to the latest kernel version. There's been Ksplice as the leading means of live-upgrading a kernel but SUSE hopes their kGraft solution will be the superior mainline solution.
It's not only Fedora that's seeing lots of fundamental changes in the Linux distribution, but openSUSE is going through a period of transition as well.
OpenSUSE 13.1 was officially born this morning. This latest release has more than six thousand packages and is available for five CPU architectures.
The second and final release candidate to the upcoming openSUSE 13.1 Linux distribution release is now available for last minute testing.
While many assumed Fedora would be the first tier-one Linux distribution shipping with Btrfs by default, it looks like openSUSE may end up being the one. OpenSUSE has been looking at switching to Btrfs for their next release (post-13.1) and already in its current state feel Btrfs is safe for users -- nearly one year after SUSE Enterprise felt Btrfs is production-ready.
The first release candidate of openSUSE 13.1, which is due for release as stable in November, is now available. With openSUSE 13.1, using the Btrfs file-system should be considered a safe option.
With today's release of openSUSE 13.1 Beta has come some more interesting news about the future of the German-founded Linux distribution: they're hoping to switch to the next-generation Btrfs Linux file-system as their future default file-system.
The first beta release of openSUSE 13.1 is now available and making the cut before the feature freeze was the Linux 3.11 kernel and Mesa 9.2.0.
The fourth and final development milestone of openSUSE 13.1 is now available. This development release ahead of the official openSUSE 13.1 debut in November is the first to integrate the new version of SUSE's YaST that is written in Ruby.
In addition to Debian 7.1, another new Linux distribution release this weekend is openSUSE 13.1 Milestone 2. The openSUSE 13.1 M2 release contains many package updates and other changes over its predecessor.
YaST, the SUSE-developed administration and control utility that's original to the German-based Linux distribution, is being rewritten in Ruby for the upcoming openSUSE 13.1 release.
The openSUSE development community has announced the immediate release of the first milestone release of openSUSE 13.1. This is the distribution's first development release ahead of their plans to ship 13.1 final in November.
In an effort to make Enlightenment E17 available through the openSUSE installer and DVD, the lightweight LXDE desktop environment may be pushed away.
OBS, the Open Build Service developed largely by openSUSE, has reached version 2.4. With Open Build Service 2.4 comes support for a new package format, Secure Boot signing, and other features.
After one decade in development, SUSE developers have released Icecream 1.0.0. Icecream is a build utility similar in nature to distcc.
For those looking out for Linux performance benchmarks of this week's release of openSUSE 12.3, look no further. Here's some benchmark results comparing the performance of openSUSE 12.2 to the new 12.3 release.
Six months after releasing openSUSE 12.2, the openSUSE 12.3 release is now ready for Linux users worldwide.
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