As well as who does not want the thing, has been presented / displayed openSUSE Leap 42.3, a new edition of the distro of the chameleon, in this case in its regular cycle variant (you already know that the other is Tumbleweed, that is released like rolling release).
We have hardly heard of their development, partly because they decided to dispense with their milestones (alphas and betas from other distributions), in favor of an automated quality control process (openQA), with daily release images.
Today comes openSUSE Leap 42.3! After several months of development in rolling release mode , the new version of the flagship distribution of the openSUSE project froze a week ago. It is now ready for use by all.
OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 is …
Always more stable
OpenSUSE Leap is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE), the commercial distribution of SUSE.
Having already added SLE 12 source code in Leap 42.2 compared to 42.1, Leap 42.3 goes further by further integrating SLE 12 SP 3 packets and synchronizing many common packets. Leap 42.3 has all the tools to configure and use the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) as well as tools for analyzing, retrieving and editing UEFI firmware images. This publication also has packages such as LLVM for optimizations during compilation, link editing, runtime and inactivity phases. The shared code base allows openSUSE Leap 42.3 to benefit from an open-
Ready for use as a server
OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 provides the ability to select a Server profile during installation. Without a graphics environment, a Leap server installation is ready to perform everything you expect. A task as trivial as setting up a Web or Mail platform becomes easier than ever, as are complex projects including virtualization or container-based technologies. For example, users looking for an “Exchange” service can benefit from the latest version of the Kopano collaborative platform that includes support for Thunderbird, Outlook and mobile mail clients.
It should also be remembered that Leap, along with the other openSUSE and SLE distributions, support a full text mode installer, Offering the same level of functionality as a graphical version. The installer is fully capable of remote installations, using VNC or SSH, allowing you to configure your openSUSE Leap server without needing to be in the vicinity.
Provides familiar desktop environments
Plasma 5.8 and GNOME 3.20 are still available in Leap as well as several other desktop environments. Leap 42.3 provides the extended support version (LTS) of KDE Plasma 5.8 and thus provides excellent KDE reliability and stability. GNOME Delhi 3.20 delivers enhanced stability, ease of use and accessibility. The inclusion of these office environments will undoubtedly give users a sense of familiarity and consistency.
Has a core to the extended support
Leap 42.3 continues to use the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel. Smaller versions 70 and later of the 4.4 kernel have improved many drivers and have made improvements in support for ARM, ARM64 (AArch64) and PowerPC (PPC) architectures. This version of the kernel improves the protection of the stack in the face of memory overruns.
Without any doubt openSUSE is a veteran distribution that works great, A distribution that has grown over the years and offers an alternative to those who do not like Ubuntu or other distributions, the aspect can always be improved but the functionality and tools in addition to its ease of use make this distribution of the best Which is in GNU Linux.