openSUSE 11.2 on the test bench
openSUSE 11.2 is now the second version running to break the tradition of introducing few changes beyond updated packages into minor releases. Like Ubuntu 9.10 in late October, openSUSE has now made the leap to using Ext4 as its default file system and includes changes to the system administration tools and the desktop. Alongside all the major changes, the development team have not forgotten the desirability factor provided by including the latest software.
DVD images for 32 and 64 bit systems are available for installation. Alternatively, two installable Live CDs (with either KDE or GNOME desktops) are also available. The Live CD image can also be used to run and install from a USB flash drive – especially useful for netbooks with no inbuilt optical drive. A network installation image is also available. This loads the installation system and all packages from the online repository.