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SUSE Linux Enterprise / openSUSE Leap Pursuing x86_64-v2 Optimized Libraries

In addition to the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed looking at HWCAPS / x86-64 feature levels for being able to provide greater out-of-the-box performance by selectively loading more tuned libraries depending upon the CPU in use, SUSE Linux Enterprise / openSUSE Leap are also looking at offering similar functionality that may turn up in time for the next point release / service pack.

16 June 2021 - x86_64-v2 HWCAPS - 14 Comments
openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Offering GNOME 40

While openSUSE/SUSE is known for their friendliness towards the KDE desktop, this week's openSUSE Tumbleweed updates have made GNOME 40 available on this rolling-release distribution.

16 April 2021 - GNOME 40 + OpenSUSE - 10 Comments
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Might See Micro-Architecture Packages For Better Performance

One of the many great programs at SUSE is the roughly annual program where their developers can focus for one week on any new open-source development they desire. SUSE Hack Week has led to many great innovations and improvements since it began in the mid-2000s and for the Hack Week later this month there is one project attempt we are eager to see tackled.

8 March 2021 - Hackweek Project - 18 Comments
openSUSE Leap 15.3 Beta Begins

OpenSUSE Leap 15.3 Alpha started rolling out in December while today the beta builds have begun for this next openSUSE Leap installment.

3 March 2021 - openSUSE Leap 15.3 - 22 Comments
The Unified Path Ahead For Building SUSE Linux Enterprise + openSUSE Leap

Red Hat hasn't been the only major enterprise Linux distribution shifting around their pieces with regards to how RHEL is formed with moving to CentOS Stream as its future upstream. Over the past year especially openSUSE Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise having been moving closer together with the source trees now being more closely aligned between Leap and "SLE". SUSE has published an insightful blog post series detailing the prior way that openSUSE Tumbleweed and Leap tied in with SUSE Linux Enterprise and then the direction they have been shifting.

21 January 2021 - SLE + Leap - 17 Comments
OpenSUSE Leap 15.3 Alpha Released

With openSUSE Jump progressing as a closer marriage of SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE Leap, for those on the openSUSE Leap 15 stable series the first alpha builds of 15.3 are now available for testing.

16 December 2020 - openSUSE Leap 15.3 - 20 Comments
OpenSUSE's OBS Can Now Spin Windows Subsystem for Linux Images

The openSUSE's Open Build Service (OBS) has been picking up the ability to build Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) images for those wishing to craft their own WSL distribution or just rebuild openSUSE from source as a reproducible/verifiable build.

13 October 2019 - openSUSE OBS + WSL - 2 Comments
OpenSUSE Expanding Encryption Options For Its Installer

While Ubuntu developers are busy adding experimental ZFS support to their installer, the SUSE developers working on their YaST installer are working on offering better security options for their platform by beefing up the encryption capabilities at install-time.

10 October 2019 - OpenSUSE Installer Encryption - 7 Comments
GCC 10 Likely To See "-flto=auto" Option

With OpenSUSE now LTO'ing their Tumbleweed packages by default, SUSE's compiler team is looking at improving the compilation experience and one of those steps is via a proposed "-flto=auto" option.

24 July 2019 - -flto=auto - 24 Comments
OpenSUSE Adds Option To Installer For Toggling Performance-Hitting CPU Mitigations

With the newly released openSUSE Leap 15.1 they have added an option to their installer for toggling the CPU mitigations around Spectre / Meltdown / Foreshadow / Zombieload to make it very convenient should you choose to retain maximum performance while foregoing the security measures. But it also allows disabling SMT/HT from the installer should you prefer maximum security.

22 May 2019 - Spectre / Meltdown / L1TF / MDS - 25 Comments
SUSE Marks Its New Independence Under EQT Ownership

It was in July of last year that Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners acquired SUSE from Micro Focus. That deal is now closed and SUSE is marking its independence today while proclaiming to be the largest independent open-source company.

15 March 2019 - SUSE Independent - 13 Comments

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