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Newest openSUSE Linux Offers Rolling Releases

Mar 10, 2011, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The newest release of Novell's openSUSE Linux debuts with LibreOffice, KDE 4.6, a zippy package management system and a new rolling release system that could eliminate the need for future big releases. Sean Michael Kerner

"Broadly speaking, there are typically two main types of Linux distributions: those with big milestone updates for new packages and those with rolling release cycles.

"Novell's openSUSE 11.4 is going to bridge the gap between the two types of Linux distributions with a new system that will enable users to stick with stable milestone updates or to have a rolling release. The rolling release model is one that has been in use by Gentoo and Arch Linux among others. With a rolling release the latest and greatest application updates are delivered to users as they become available."

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