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openSUSE 13.2 To Use Btrfs By Default, Major Changes

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.
19 March 2014 - Features - 19 Comments

SUSE Cloud 3 Released, Based On OpenStack Havana

Version 3 of SUSE Cloud has been released as the enterprise-focused OpenStack distribution for building out IaaS private clouds.
20 February 2014 - SUSE Cloud

SUSE Develops New Way Of Live-Patching The Kernel

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.
3 February 2014 - kGraft - 3 Comments

OpenSUSE 13.2 Will Be Released In November

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.
31 January 2014 - openSUSE 13.2 - 21 Comments

openSUSE 13.1: 6000+ Packages For 5 Architectures

OpenSUSE 13.1 was officially born this morning. This latest release has more than six thousand packages and is available for five CPU architectures.
19 November 2013 - openSUSE 13.1 Release - 11 Comments

openSUSE 13.1 RC2 Updates Systemd, Has Speedy Fix

The second and final release candidate to the upcoming openSUSE 13.1 Linux distribution release is now available for last minute testing.
31 October 2013 - openSUSE 13.1 RC2

Why SUSE Likes The Btrfs File-System

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.
17 October 2013 - SUSE Btrfs - 20 Comments

openSUSE 13.1 RC1 Arrives, Btrfs Is "Safe For Users"

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.
11 October 2013 - openSUSE 13.1 RC1 - 8 Comments

OpenSUSE Looks To Switch To Btrfs For Next Release

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.
19 September 2013 - OpenSUSE - 53 Comments

OpenSUSE 13.1 Goes Into Beta With Linux 3.11

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.
19 September 2013 - openSUSE 13.1 - 3 Comments

openSUSE 13.1 M4 Brings Ruby-Based YaST

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.
12 August 2013 - Milestone 4 - 5 Comments

openSUSE 13.1 M2 Plays On PulseAudio 4.0

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.
16 June 2013 - openSUSE 13.1 - 3 Comments

OpenSUSE 13.1 Switching To Ruby-Based YaST

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.
6 June 2013 - YaST - 18 Comments

OpenSUSE 13.1 Milestone 1 Released

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.
17 May 2013 - openSUSE 13.1 - 1 Comment

OpenSUSE Considers Replacing LXDE With E17

In an effort to make Enlightenment E17 available through the openSUSE installer and DVD, the lightweight LXDE desktop environment may be pushed away.
16 May 2013 - LXDE To E17 - 29 Comments

Open Build Service 2.4 Supports Arch, Secure Boot

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.
30 April 2013 - Open Build Service - 1 Comment

SUSE Releases Icecream 1.0 Distributed Build Tool

After one decade in development, SUSE developers have released Icecream 1.0.0. Icecream is a build utility similar in nature to distcc.
8 April 2013 - Icecream - 1 Comment

OpenSUSE 12.2 vs. 12.3 Linux Performance Tests

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.
15 March 2013 - openSUSE 12.3 - 5 Comments

OpenSUSE 12.3 Released

Six months after releasing openSUSE 12.2, the openSUSE 12.3 release is now ready for Linux users worldwide.
13 March 2013 - openSUSE 12.3 - 9 Comments

openSUSE 12.3 RC2 Better Supports UEFI, Live Media

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.
28 February 2013 - openSUSE - 7 Comments

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