openSUSE 42.2 Alpha1, Not Just for Nerds, Rebellin Impressin'

by Ostatic Staff - May. 25, 2016

Today in Linux news Ludwig Nussel announced the release of openSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha1. In other news, Jack Germain was impressed with Rebellin Linux from the start and blogger DarkDuck said CentOS isn't for home users. Mozilla's Asa Dotzler returns to Firefox and Richard Smith said Linux is "not just for computer nerds" anymore.

Ludwig Nussel today announced openSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha1 saying this release is mainly 42.1 plus updates and SLE12SP2 Beta1, Qt 5.6, and Linux 4.4. He hopes another alpha will land before the upcoming openSUSE conference and having a developmental release every month until Final in November. Test hounds can still check the installer and hardware support. While 42.2 is supposed to be a minor update, big changes are coming in YaST, X, KDE, GNOME and systemd.

Richard Smith at today said that "Linux is a growing business trend" and he knows why. He listed:

* Growing Footprint (including mobile)
* Leading Into Cloud Computing
* Development as the Stepping Stone to Linux Footprint
* Putting Forth the IoT
* Security

Jack M. Germain today said that rarely does a distribution impress him right off the bat, but Rebellin Linux 3.0 did just that. He liked that it shipped with GNOME 3 and MATE as well as a nice selection of applications, drivers, and codecs. He was impressed with the help available for new users using Rebellin too which includes a prominent help file and email tech support. While it wasn't perfect, Germain concluded, "The Rebellin distro is impressive considering its small development team."

In other news:

* Is Ubuntu's Convergence the Future of Linux?

* Asa Dotzler returns to Firefox (and blogging)

* CentOS 7 KDE: not for home users