Sneaking Peeks at openSUSE 13.1

by Ostatic Staff - Nov. 14, 2013

openSUSE 13.1 is due to the public in just a few days and Jos Poortvliet has been posting some sneak peeks. Two he previews two popular desktop versions and today he offered some "Geeko Tips." As a bonus, Bryan Lunduke compares openSUSE to Ubuntu in terms of management style.

For those like me who are looking forward to 13.1, the sneak peeks just whet the appetite even more. For GNOME users version 3.10 awaits your install. The GNOME 3.10 desktop features a unified system menu, CSD Header Bar, less obtrusive system tray and notifications, updated Activities Overview, and a new frequently used apps tab. Several new GNOME apps have been introduced as well, such as Clocks, Notes, (the really awesome) Weather, and Photos.

For KDE users, the latest 4.11 is but a boot away. Jos simply and succinctly reminds users why Plasma was needed and how it all works together before teasing some cool features, applications, and tech previews.

The latest entry in his series features tips and tricks from the community for enjoying more openSUSE 13.1. These features tidbits such as commandline package management with zypper, viewing the new journald logs, easy OBS package builds, and, most interesting, a port of Gentoo's etc-update that finds configuration files that need attention.

Be sure to read all these articles for more detail. There's a post about 13.1 launch parties for those really excited. And catch Lunduke's comparison of Ubuntu vs. openSUSE corporate control. 13.1 is due November 19, so bookmark the download page.