We are proud to announce that openSUSE 11.4 was made available for download a few minutes ago, and it is our pleasure to offer you a quick look at the new features included in the brand-new and shiny openSUSE 11.4 Linux-based operating system.After more than eight months of hard work, openSUSE 11.4 can now be downloaded for free either as Live CDs with the KDE4 and GNOME desktop environment, or as an installable only DVD. Both Live CDs and DVD images have support for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures (see download links at the end of the article).
"We are proud to announce the launch of 11.4 in the openSUSE tradition of delivering the latest technology while maintaining stability. The 11.4 release brings significant improvements along with the latest in Free Software applications. Combined with the appearance of new tools, projects and services around the release, 11.4 marks a showcase of growth and vitality for the openSUSE Project!" - said the openSUSE team in the official announcement.
The openSUSE 11.4 Linux distribution is powered by Linux kernel 2.6.37, has KDE Software Compilation 4.6 and GNOME 2.32 as the main desktop environments. Moreover, LibreOffice 3.3 is now the default open office suite, which makes openSUSE the first stable Linux distribution with the LibreOffice office suite.
Highlights of openSUSE 11.4:
· Linux kernel 126.96.36.199;
· KDE Software Compilation 4.6;
· GNOME 2.32.0;
· Glib 2.26;
· LibreOffice 3.3.1;
· Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 12;
· Better performance and scalability;
· Improved boot processes;
· Faster repository refresh;
· Faster software installation and update process;
· Open Broadcom Wireless drivers;
· Improved Wacom support;
· Better hardware support;
· Support for qemu-kvm and VirtualBox;
· Vixie Cron has been replaced by Cronie 1.4.6 (has support for SELinux and PAM);
· Xen 4.0.2;
· VirtualBox 4.0.4;
· Apache 2.2.17;
· lighttpd 1.4.26;
· ngninx 0.8.54;
· PostgreSQL 9.0.3;
· MySQL 5.1.53;
· MariaDB 5.1;
· Qt 4.7.1;
· QtCreator 2.1;
· GTK+ 3 bringings;
Here are some fresh screenshots from both the GNOME and KDE4 editions of openSUSE 11.4. Enjoy!
The boot screens
The GNOME Edition
The KDE Edition
"openSUSE 11.4 represents the combined effort of thousands of developers who participate in openSUSE and projects shipped in openSUSE. The contributors, inside and outside the openSUSE Project, should be proud of this release, and they deserve a major “thank you” for all of the hard work and care that have gone into 11.4."
"We hope that 11.4 is the best openSUSE release yet, and that it will help to encourage the use of Linux everywhere! We hope that you all have a lot of fun while you use 11.4, and we look forward to working with you on the next release!" - was stated at the end of the release announcement.
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