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Review OpenSUSE 42.1 Leap

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We reviewed OpenSUSE 13.2 and we still believe it is an excellent release. It will be supported for a long time still. According to our OpenSUSE source, probably until the first quarter of 2017.

So how does the new release OpenSUSE 42.1 Leap rate? Let’s take a look.

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openSUSE Leap 42.1 Becomes First Hybrid Distribution

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The wait is over and a new era begins for openSUSE releases. Contributors, friends and fans can now download the first Linux hybrid distro openSUSE Leap 42.1. Since the last release, exactly one year ago, openSUSE transformed its development process to create an entirely new type of hybrid Linux distribution called openSUSE Leap.

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SUSECon 2015: SUSE joins the Cloud Foundry

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SUSECon 2015 kicked off today in Amsterdam. One of the biggest highlights of the keynote was SUSE's entry into the platform as a service (PaaS) landscape: the company is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation.

When asked about SUSE’s existing PaaS offering prior to joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Alan Clark, who is also chairman of the Board at the OpenStack Foundation, told me that "SUSE PaaS offering were available through our partners such as WSO2 and others. We still have those offerings from our partners. With the growth of Cloud Foundry, it’s an initiative we need to be part of because of partners such as SAP and IBM and others we felt we need to be part of that and be engaged in that initiative.”

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SUSE Leftovers, Leap 42.1 Ready

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openSUSE Leap 42.1 Launches November 4, Here's What's New

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Now that the Release Candidate of the forthcoming openSUSE Leap 42.1 GNU/Linux operating system was made available for download and testing during the last two weeks, the time has come to take a look at Leap's most prominent features.

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RapidDisk / RapidCache 3.5 now available.

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RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives.

I pushed it into the mainline last Sunday. Yes, I know, I am a bit late with this announcement.

SUSE: Rolling Awesome of the Day

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If you’re a Tumbleweed and KDE aficionado, this is a good day. You’ll see some major updates:

Plasma 5.4.2
Frameworks 5.15
Applications 15.08.2
Qt 5.5.1

Now, yes, that’s all minor versions but stability is a big deal!

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UBS upgrades Micro Focus, eyes spin-out of Linux unit

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The upgrade comes ahead of an analyst day at the SUSE base in Germany next week, and UBS analyst Michael Briest highlights that more info about the unit’s profitability could also come in December when group financial results are released.

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Also: UBS Reiterated Micro Focus International (LON:MCRO) As Buy; Has Target Price per Share Of GBX 1460.00

Micro Focus International plc Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (LON:MCRO)

SUSE Offers Beta Preview of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6

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SUSE® has launched beta testing of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6, giving customers an early look at the latest enterprise-ready technology for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds. Based on the OpenStack release Liberty, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 delivers high availability enhancements and non-disruptive upgrades along with Docker and IBM z Systems mainframe support to ease the transition of business-critical applications and data to the cloud. The Liberty-based beta will be demonstrated during this week's OpenStack Summit in Tokyo and at SUSECon in Amsterdam Nov. 2-6.

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Hands-On with openSuSE Leap RC1: A walk through of the installer

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The openSuSE Linux 42.1 Leap Release Candidate 1 (whew, that was a mouthful) was made available on their download page yesterday (click on 'switch to Development Version' at the top of the page to get it). Although I will be running their Tumbleweed advanced development version on most of my computers, I am planning on keeping Leap on one or two of them, so I have been downloading and trying the pre-releases as Leap development has progressed.

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Also: openSUSE Leap 42.1 Release Candidate Brings Linux Kernel 4.1.10 LTS, LibreOffice 5

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