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openSUSE 10.2 Beta 1 Released!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

openSUSE 10.2 Beta 1 is released Today!

From the release announcement:

I'm glad to announce the first beta of openSUSE 10.2 codename Basilisk Lizard.

openSUSE 10.2 Beta1 contains a large number of enhancements and updates done by the open source community and Novell's development teams.

We have i386 and x86-64 medias available for download, there's no PowerPC distribution since the installation fails on that platform (Bug #213873).

I'd like to point out especially the following significant changes for openSUSE 10.2 from our list of updates of all open source subcomponents, integration of new subcomponents and improvements in
various areas:
- Linux Kernel
- glibc 2.5
- Firefox 2.0
- GNOME 2.16.1
- KDE 3.5.5
- X11 R7.2 RC
- both KDE and GNOME feature improved start menus compared to
- improved desktop effects (compiz 0.2)
- OpenOffice.org 2.0.4
- Koffice 1.6
- Using opensync instead of multisync for much better syncing between mobile devices and software.
- numerous improvements to our package manager stack, including a new update notification applet (opensuse-updater) and a console application called zypper which are non-zmd based. The update
stack has been improved in both features and speed.
- integration of powermanagement features into hal

See also http://en.opensuse.org/Factory/News - and the ChangeLog file
on the first media of each set for a really detailed overview.

Read the FULL release announcement here (Links to download in release announcement).
posted by linnerd40, Thursday, October 26, 2006


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