OpenSUSE 13.2 RC Is Now Available For Free Download

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, OpenSUSE 13.2 RC is now available for free download, not long after the Beta version became available.

OpenSUSE 13.2 RC Is Now Available For Free Download

OpenSUSE 13.2 RC is now using BTRFS as the default file system, instead of EXT4, and will keep this until the stable version gets released, becoming the first BTRFS based Linux system. OpenSUSE 13.2 RC1 comes with a brand new graphical installer, Kernel 3.16 improvements, uses Firefox 32 as the default internet browser and is available in two flavors: GNOME (using GNOME 3.14) and KDE, still using KDE 4.14, but KDE Plasma 5 will be implemented in the stable version of OpenSUSE 13.2.

For those who don’t know, BTRFS (B-tree File System/Butter File System) is an open-source file system developed from scratch, adding new features like pooling, snapshots and checksums to the already existing ones of EXT4. It is ideal for everyone, but especially for the enterprises who use large databases having a single file system accross multiple hard drives, to reduce the actual space of the data and perform better data mirroring.

The maximum allowed partition or file on system is 16 exbibytes, which means 16777216 terrabytes, while EXT4 goes only to 1 exbibyte (11529215 terrabytes).

You can download OpenSUSE 13.2 RC1 from here.

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