openSUSE 13.2 and Fedora 21 Beta Released

by Ostatic Staff - Nov. 04, 2014

The top stories today were the releases of openSUSE 13.2 and Fedora 21 Beta. WRAL looks at Red Hat at 20 and Matt Hartley guides folks to Ubuntu laptops. The openSUSE Tumbleweed/Factory merger is complete and a migration guide has been posted. Other tidbits include OpenBSD replacing OpenSSL with LibreSSL and The Register joking about a character on The Code named Sgt L. Torvalds.

Our top story tonight must be the release of openSUSE 13.2. The announcement credits continuous testing in the rolling release for the success of the newer "shorter stabilization phase." Ancor Gonzalez Sosa says in the announcement that openSUSE 13.2 is innovative, polished, and easy. It shipped with KDE 4.14.2, GNOME 3.14, MATE 1.8.1, Xfce 4.10, LXDE 0.55, Enlightenment 19, and Awesome 3.4.15; a desktop for everyone there. Sosa also highlights virtualization updates, improved YaST, and developer tools in today's release. Download your copy at or see the announcement for other information.

Speaking of openSUSE 13.2, Jamie Watson is first with a review although covered the release calling it "glorious." He said the installer "is very good, easy to use, and it gets the job done with minimum fuss." Btrfs is default, but it's easily changed. It even got all the UEFI boot stuff correct for his setup. After a bit of a looksee around the desktop and menu Watson concludes, "It all works very well."

The Fedora Project Team today announced the release of Fedora 21 Beta right on the website highlighting its availability in "not one, but three flavors." It was also announced on saying "users also have the choice of Fedora Spins that highlight user favorites like KDE Plasma Workspaces, Xfce, LXDE, and Sugar on a Stick (SoaS)." GNOME 3.14, Wayland Technology Preview, and DevAssistant are among the features of the desktop flavor. Prereleases are available at

In Ubuntu news today:

* Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 390

* LXD – the Linux container daemon

* Ubuntu Laptop Buying Guide

In other news:

* OpenBSD 5.6 Replaces OpenSSL with LibreSSL


* Instructions for Tumbleweed & Factory Users

* Red Hat Linux at 20: Recalling 'Halloween' release that was no trick