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openSUSE 42.3 – Leap

More details on openSUSE 42.3

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What is New

Under the hood

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Linux kernel

openSUSE Leap 42.3

Changes In Filesystems

Btrfs is the default filesystem for root, and XFS for the /home directory. Btrfs allows users to take full advantage of Snapper when Btrfs is selected as the file system. Users can recover the previous status of the system using snapshots. By default, Snapper will automatically create hourly snapshots of the system, as well as pre- and post-snapshots for YaST and zypper transactions, which can be disabled. To delete a snapshot, you need to know its number. Get it by running snapper list. To delete a snapshot, run snapper delete NUMBER. This new version adds the ability to boot right into a snapshot to recover from corruption of important files on the system (like bash).

Networking

Other features and changes

Printing System: Improvements and Incompatible Changes

Free Desktops

KDE Plasma 5.8

openSUSE Leap 42.3 (same as 42.2) include KDE's Plasma 5.8, which is a Long-Term Support version.


KDE Applications

Leap 42.3 offers

KDE Infrastructure / internals

This GUI toolkit brings multiple features and enhancements for developers

GNOME

openSUSE Leap 42.3 ships with GNOME.

GNOME Applications

GNOME Infrastructure / internals

GTK+


GTK+ Inspector

GLib


Builder


MultiWriter


Xfce

openSUSE 42.3 – Leap


MATE

Applications

Enlightenment

openSUSE technologies

YaST

New YaST modules


New features


Enhancements


AutoYaST

The Applications

Libreoffice

Firefox

ThunderBird

CMake

Scientific

Development tools, IDEs, toolchain

IDEs and compilers

Security