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openSUSE Leap 42.1 Review: The Most Mature Linux Distribution

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What makes this release even more important is that with Leap, SUSE and openSUSE have finally come together. With this release openSUSE will start using the same code which is being used in SLE. So technically you are running the 'community' version of SLE.

Leap 42.1 is based on the Service Pack 1 (SP1) of SLE 12, which will be released soon. Leap will follow SLE’s release cycle so there won’t be the regular 9-month release, instead a new version of openSUSE Leap will be released when the new version of SLE is due.

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SUSE Leftovers

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  • 7 things you should know about openSUSE Leap

    Both Red Hat and Canonical have free enterprise distributions: CentOS and Ubuntu respectively. Until last week, SUSE didn't have any such offering -- at least not officially.

  • Linux Top 3: Fedora 23, OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 and OpenELEC 6.0

    For Fedora 23 the Red Hat sponsored community Linux distribution was only a week off its' original schedule, which is a remarkable feat as Fedora often doesn't stick closely to release schedules. Fedora 23 is also the first time in two years that Fedora has managed to release two distribution updates in a single year. In 2014, with confusion and mess surrounding Fedora.next and the Fedora 21 update, only one release debuted.

Microsoft unwilling to comment on extension of SUSE deal

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Microsoft has refused to say openly whether it will be extending the patent-licensing deal that it signed with Novell back in 2006. At that time, SUSE Linux was a part of Novell.

Novell has since been acquired by the Attachmate Group which, in turn, was bought by the British mainframe company Micro Focus.

In July 2011, Microsoft announced that the agreement with SUSE would be extended until January 1, 2016.

iTWire asked Microsoft about the SUSE agreement after Red Hat and Microsoft announced a deal a few days back on cloud installations, wherein Microsoft said it would be making Red Hat the preferred enterprise Linux distribution for installing on its Azure cloud offering.

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Mom & Me Grows Its Business With SUSE Linux

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Fashion retailers are constantly investing in new technologies to keep pace with the ever-changing market demand. Mahindra Retail, part of the $6.3 billion Mahindra Group that operates the Mom & Me chain of stores in India, was looking to grow its business. However, its existing ERP system was posing a major challenge. The Bangalore-based fashion retailer implemented SAP ERP, with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as the operating system - a move that has helped them to lower operational costs and boost business productivity.

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With Microsoft and Red Hat in bed, what happens to SUSE?

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The Microsoft-Novell deal — SUSE was then a part of Novell — was initially signed in 2006 and, after its initial five-year term, was renewed in July 2011 for a further five years until the end of 2015. It has hardly two months left to run.

There has been no word from either SUSE or Microsoft on what happens next. SUSE's leaders are currently in Amsterdam attending the company's annual national conference.

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Side by side: openSuSE Leap and Fedora 23

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If you are a more advanced user, or you are interested in learning more in depth about Linux, then you might be a bit happier with Fedora. But that really is a gross simplification of their overall state, and with a small amount of effort either of these could be made just as suitable for any task as the other one.

So pick one, install it, and give it a try! Or do as I have, and install them both in a dual-boot configuration, and compare them for yourself to see which you like the best.

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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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    Most Phoronix readers know PC-BSD as the BSD operating system derived from FreeBSD that aims to be user-friendly on the desktop side and they've done a fairly good job at that over the years. However, the OS has been in the process of re-branding itself as TrueOS. PC-BSD has been offering "TrueOS Server" for a while now as their FreeBSD-based server offering. But around the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 release they are looking to re-brand their primary desktop download too now as TrueOS.
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