SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Reaches Beta: Using GNOME & Wayland, Linux 4.12
Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE on 28 October 2017 at 07:46 AM EDT. 4 Comments
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The first public beta of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 is now available for their Enterprise Server, Enterprise Desktop, Enterprise Workstation Extension, and Enterprise High Availability products.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 will be the successor to SUSE Linux Enterprise 12. Development efforts for SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 have been around creating a common code-base for traditional and containerized approaches, allow a single install medium for all SLE 15 products, become more modular, support multiple architectures and deployment scenarios, and be a compliant and secure product.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 is currently based off the Linux 4.12 kernel, GCC 7 is the default system compiler, GNOME 3.26 is the default desktop environment, firewalld is now the default firewall system replacing their own SUSEFirewall2, Wayland is the default on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop for x86-64 installs, and more.

The basics on SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 can be found via SUSE.com. More details on this webpage. SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 betas will continue through early next year. Stay tuned for tests on Phoronix.

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