Opensuse 12.1 with gnome 3.2 released

Posted: November 18, 2011 in Distros

OpenSUSE 12.1, a brand-new version of one of  most widely used Linux distributions on the market, has been released: Official note – “Time to present to you openSUSE 12.1. This release represents more than eight months of work by our international community and brings you the best free software has to offer. Awesome improvements include the latest GNOME 3.2 desktop as well as the newest from KDE, Xfce and LXDE; your own Cloud made easy with mirall; Snapper-shots of your file system. openSUSE 12.1 comes with the new GNOME Shell 3.2. We presented you with a taste of GNOME Shell on openSUSE 11.4; since then, many bugs have been squashed and numerous small improvements have made life on the Shell more comfortable.”

OpenSUSE 12.1 also supplies the long-time GNOME desktop competitor KDE 4.7, as well as Xfce and LXDE. The distro is touted for being the “first major Linux distribution” to ship both GNOME and KDE with color management tools. 

OpenSUSE 12.1 debuts a Snapper tool that builds on the snapshot functionality in the now fully supported Btrfs file-system to let users view older versions of files and revert changes. The release also fully implements Systemd as the new init configuration tool, controlling and speeding up the boot process, and is said to to be the first major distribution to ship Google’s open source Go programming language.

See the release announcement and release notes for further information.




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