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Welcome to the Tumbleweed Portal edit
The Tumbleweed project provides a rolling updates version of openSUSE containing the latest stable versions of all software instead of relying on rigid periodic release cycles. The project does this for users that want the newest, but stable software.
The difference to Factory is that Factory is bleeding edge, often experimental, not yet stabilized software that needs more work to become useful. Tumbleweed contains the latest stable applications and is ready for daily use.
This idea has been discussed in mailing lists for a long time and was conceived into action by Greg Kroah-Hartman.
Frequently Asked Questions edit
But wait, can't you do this today on your own by just adding a bunch of different repos to zypper and relying on that?
Yes, you can, but if my zypper repo list is any example, that gets unwieldy (I seem to average about 12 per machine), and we don't want to have every user be forced to do this on their own. Tumbleweed would provide a single place for users that want to be on the semi-bleeding edge of packages, to have it all in one place.