Just moments ago the openSUSE team released the latest stable version of openSUSE 13.2.
OpenSUSE 13.2 Features:
openSUSE 13.2 is ...
Much effort has been put into testing in this post, with enhancements to our openQA automated testing tool, a tool that ensures the end result is free of unpleasant surprises.
The Btrfs file system is the default file system for the root partition, and XFS for the / home partition. The Linux 3.16 kernel also brings improvements in stability and recognition of different hardware. In addition, the YaST source code has matured after being ported to Ruby, a language that allows the development of new features and tools.
This release comes with AppArmor 2.9 enabled by default which translates into more security and a tight profile in AppArmor. There are also many other updated packages for many other network tools like Samba, AutoYaST, and many others.
openSUSE 13.2 comes with GCC 4.8 and the option to install the new GCC 4.9, Qt 5.3 which brings many improvements to the QT interface. You also have the option to install the new KDE5 (which is still under development).
In this release the new YaST "translated" into Ruby language has matured to the point that its codebase is now more secure and packed with great new features than you expected from Yast. ActiveDoc continues to be the place to find documentation for various tools that sooner or later you will find yourself in the world of Linux. Version 13.2 also offers KDE 4.14 which will be the desktop environment while the KDE project continues to develop what will be Plasma 5. While in GNOME you will be able to enjoy its version 3.14. LXDE has been revamped for this release with updated packages, visual improvements, and a ton of bug fixes.
Linux 3.16 comes with enhancements for nouveau, the open source driver for NVIDIA cards and also many more features for graphics from Intel and AMD. This new kernel also improves the performance of Btrfs and XFS.
KDE now comes with support for integrating your mobile devices through the kdeconnect package. The new Btrfs file system that is set by default for the root partition, means that you will have a lot of new features available, more than you ever imagined. YaST also comes with a new Qt interface that has also been updated to Qt5.
This new release has a good number of new experimental technologies available that you can try, such as Wayland 1.4, KDE Frameworks 5, the latest software available from the Build Service and a new color for the distribution theme.
Some images of my openSUSE with Gnome:
Where do I download it?
What to do after installing?
Once the system is installed, we continue with opening the terminal and typing:
su (we introduce the superuser password) zypper up zypper install-new-recommends
Packman repository (recommended):
zypper ar -f -n packman-essentials http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_13.2/Essentials/ packman-essentials zypper ar -f -n packman-multimedia http://packman.inode.at/suse /openSUSE_13.2/Multimedia/ packman-multimedia
We update the system:
zypper up zypper install-new-recommends zypper dup
We continue with the installation of basic programs:
zypper install vlc vlc-codecs fetchmsttfonts rar unrar htop nano mc filezilla MozillaThunderbird zypper up zypper install-new-recommends
We continue with the installation of the minimum packages to compile (optional):
zypper install --type pattern devel_basis
And voila… You have your openSUSE 13.2 ready.
Greetings from linuxeros :).