Linux News: OpenSUSE 13.1 RC 2 Is Now Available For Download

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the second release candidate of OpenSUSE 13.1 has been released a while ago.  Despite the bugfixes, it comes with an systemd 208, VLC 2.1, update patches for the kernel, improvements for Calibre, YaST and XFCE, updated libvirt for a better xen virtualization, fixes brought to the zypper dup, PostgreSQL support for Akonadi, UEFI Secure Boot support via Shim and many others. For more information, see the official announcement. Also, a full list of bugfixes can be found here.

OpenSUSE 13.1 RC 2 Has Been ReleasedTo support OpenSUSE, you can toy around with the btrfs file system and the UEFI Secure Boot, in order report the bugs and issues, if any. The developers have tested these two, but manual testing would really a real benefit for the next OpenSUSE system.

Also, openSUSE 13.1 will be an evergreen version, this meaning that it will get security improvements and bugfixes after the 18 months of maintenance cycle, for at least three years.

Download links:

  • OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE LiveCD for 32 bit architectures
  • OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE LiveCD for 64 bit architectures
  • OpenSUSE 13.1 GNOME LiveCD for 32 bit architectures
  • OpenSUSE 13.1 GNOME¬† LiveCD for 64 bit architectures
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