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.
Version 12.3 of openSUSE is due out in two weeks and as the final stepping stone, openSUSE 12.3 Release Candidate 2 is now on the Internet.
The first release candidate of openSUSE 12.3 is now available for those wanting to give this popular Linux distribution a try.
The beta release of the forthcoming openSUSE 12.3 Linux distribution is being pushed onto the Internet today.
The second development milestone release of openSUSE 12.3 is now available for testing. This latest release, which comes more than one month after Milestone One, packs more than 470 updated packages plus other changes.
SUSE is now comfortable officially supporting the Btrfs file-system and considering it a "production ready" Linux file-system.
Last month was the 2012 OpenSUSE Conference in Prague along side the disorganized LinuxDays event. Videos from the openSUSE Conference sessions have been uploaded on YouTube for those who didn't make it to the Czech event.
The first developmental milestone release of the forthcoming openSUSE 12.3 was made publicly available today.
Two months after openSUSE 12.2 was released for x86 architectures, the gold master images are now available for ARM with flavors for the popular ARM SoC development boards.
The first openSUSE ARM release is nearly ready. The openSUSE 12.2 for ARM should be out next week while available today is the second and final release candidate.
While Ubuntu has been taking the ARM server and desktop markets seriously for quite some time and is leading quite well on that front, Fedora has been getting behind ARM, and other distributions like Gentoo and Arch have their own interesting ARM Linux undertakings, openSUSE has been rather late to the party.
The inaugural Czech LinuxDays along with other co-hosted Linux events -- a Gentoo mini conference, openSUSE Conference, and SUSE Labs -- is getting underway tomorrow in Prague.
The openSUSE distribution has released milestone zero of their next major release, openSUSE 12.3.
There's more Linux ARM news today besides the merging of Cortex A15 Xen virtualization and ARM 64-bit support for the Linux 3.7 kernel. The latest news is the availability of a release candidate for openSUSE on ARM.
Thanks to the Google Summer of Code, the openSUSE distribution made progress on several fronts.
One week from today the XDC2012 X.Org developer summit will be getting underway from the SUSE headquarters in Nürnberg.
Not everyone is fond of migrating from SysVinit to systemd as the prominent Linux init daemon, with there being many vocal openSUSE users wanting to stay clear of systemd.
As expected, openSUSE 12.2 was released today as the latest major community distribution release out of the SUSE camp.
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