openSUSE 42.1 Leap Released
Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE on 4 November 2015 at 08:13 AM EST. 7 Comments
The release of openSUSE 42.1 Leap is now available, which they call the "first hybrid distribution" and is comprised of sources from SUSE Linux Enterprise.

This morning's announcement reads, "Version 42.1 is the first version of openSUSE Leap that uses source from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) providing a level of stability that will prove to be unmatched by other Linux distributions. Bonding community development and enterprise reliability provides more cohesion for the project and its contributor’s maintenance updates. openSUSE Leap will benefit from the enterprise maintenance effort and will have some of the same packages and updates as SLE, which is different from previous openSUSE versions that created separate maintenance streams."

Given openSUSE Leap's recent performance improvements, I'll have up fresh benchmarks shortly on Phoronix.
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