openSUSE 12.2 Has Been Officially Released

Both KDE and GNOME Live CDs are available for download!

The openSUSE development team proudly announced a few minutes ago, September 5th, the immediate availability for download of the highly anticipated openSUSE 12.2 Linux operating system.

Dubbed Mantis, openSUSE 12.2 comes with various improvements and updated apps over the previous release, openSUSE 12.1, which make the distribution more reliable and stable.

"Two months of extra stabilization work have resulted into a stellar release, chock-full of goodies, yet stable as you all like it. [...] Users will also notice the added polish to existing features bringing an improved user experience all over. "

"The novel Btrfs file system comes with improved error handling and recovery tools, GNOME 3.4, developing rapidly, brings smooth scrolling to all applications and features a reworked System Settings and Contacts manager while XFCE has an enhanced application finder," said Jos Poortvliet in the official release announcement.

Highlights of openSUSE 12.2:

· Linux kernel 3.4.6;

· KDE 4.8.4;

· GNOME 3.4.2;

· XFCE 4.10;

· Plymouth boot splash animation;

· Btrfs filesystem;

· GRUB2;

· XOrg Server 1.12;

· Qt 4.8.1;

· LibreOffice 3.5;

· Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1;

· GIMP 2.8;

· Krita 2.4;

· Tomahawk Player;

· Systemd 44;

· GCC 4.7.1;

· Glibc 2.15;

· Google’s Go 1.0.2;

· Qt Creator 2.5.

Click here to view the openSUSE 12.2 KDE and GNOME screenshot tour!

Below we've also posted a 1:30 minute-long video that showcases the installation and features of the openSUSE 12.2 (Mantis) operating system.

openSUSE 12.2 is available for download right now (see download links below) for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, distributed as Live CDs with KDE and GNOME desktop environments, as well as an installable DVD and a netboot image.

Download openSUSE 12.2 Install DVD right now from Softpedia.

Download openSUSE 12.2 KDE Live CD right now from Softpedia.

Download openSUSE 12.2 GNOME Live CD right now from Softpedia.

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