Tuesday, October 25, 2011

openSUSE 12.1 RC1

Although available since last week, the first of the two planned openSUSE release candidates 12.1 was finally announced earlier today: "The first release candidate of openSUSE 12.1 is now floating over the web. The next release of openSUSE is expected to bring a large number of improvements and changes. Many of these are the 'usual' updates any Linux distribution offers. These include the latest Firefox, GNOME 3.2 and KDE's Plasma Workspace 4.7. Under the hood, we have Linux kernel 3.1 and we expect to be the first to ship Google's new programming language Go. We also overhauled our boot procedure introducing systemd and GRUB 2. But we also have some really unique treats. The coolest among those is Snapper, a Btrfs-based tool which allows you to view the differences between current and previous versions of files on your system and lets you roll back the changes." The release announcement. Download (mirrors): openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0379-i686.iso (664MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-Build0379-i686.iso (666MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0379-x86_64.iso (677MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-Build0379-x86_64.iso (679MB, MD5, torrent).