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openSUSE 42.1 – Leap

More details on openSUSE 42.1

The following pages go into much detail on what is new in this openSUSE release. Too much information? Check out the Feature highlights instead.

Under the hood

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dracut is an event driven initramfs infrastructure, and replaces in openSUSE 42.1 the old mkinitrd system. One advantage of dracut over mkinitrd is that the new project aims to have as little as possible hard-coded into the initramfs.

Linux kernel

The system operates with the 4.1 series kernel.

Changes In Filesystems

Networking

Persistent Live Media

openSUSE technologies

YaST - http://yast.github.io/.

Other features and changes

Free Desktops

KDE

KDE Applications

KDE Infrastructure / internals

GNOME

GNOME Applications

GNOME Infrastructure / internals

The Desktop

OpenSUSE 42.1 ships with the latest Long-term support.

The Applications

Interface improvements

Xfce

LXDE

Other changes present in openSUSE 42.1 are:

MATE

Applications

Enlightenment

Applications

Graphics and multimedia

camsource 0.7.1 ships with new modules.

Scientific

Financial

Web Stack

MySQL

Cloud

Development tools, IDEs, toolchain

IDEs and compilers

Languages and Libraries

Security