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OpenSUSE 11.3 Released: Screenshots and Features

Jul 15, 2010, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The New Release Cycle

"The last time OpenSUSE users enjoyed a stable release was in November 2009 making today's release of OpenSUSE 11.3 a pretty big deal. This is the first release in the new fixed eight month release schedule for OpenSUSE. I like the new release schedule because it separates OpenSUSE from the other top distros. People got overwhelmed with the old Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, within 30 days schedule. So we agree they got the release timing right but what about 11.3 features, are they worth checking out?

"BtrFS Filesystem

"OpenSUSE 11.3 has a new installer option that lets users choose the BtrFS file system which is under heavy development but offers many advanced features including Writable snapshots, Subvolumes, and more. Users will need to go into the Partitioning part of the installer and select Advanced. Under Formatting Options you can change the file system to BtrFS. This is an experimental feature and as the installer warning states, you'll likely experience problems if you turn this feature on."

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