Today lopenSUSE developers are pleased to announce the new version of your operating system reaching your new openSUSE 15 version which is based on the upcoming SUSE Enterprise Linux 15 series and features updated components and technologies designed for advanced users.
This new version It is considered the successor to OpenSUSE 42.3. The announcement was made by the distribution team and is considered a new framework for the operating system, as it facilitates the migration to SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE).
This new version of the openSUSE project comes to establish a new jump in the numbering of the distribution, which as a personal comment I can say that it does not take any order and tends to confuse new users interested in using the system.
What's new in openSUSE Leap 15
In this new version of openSUSE Leap 15 now allows migration to SLE, also a new partitioner was added implemented in the installation program, as well as integration with the Kopano open source groupware suite, Firewalld default firewall management tool, new server functions and "transactional server".
As well is distributed by Linode with root filesystem read-only and transactional updates, cloud optimizations, and a totally new look and feel that is closely aligned with SUSE Linux Enterprise.
This new version of openSUSE Leap 15 will have a support of security updates during the next three years.
On top of that, Leap 15 comes with all the features of the company that advanced users and IT professionals need.
This includes the ability to migrate openSUSE Leap 15 installations to SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 , with it this provides the possibility of certifications and implementations long-term massive use of a corporate operating system.
Introduces a selection of system roles with the classic "server" or "transactional server" role with transactional updates and a read-only root file system.
Contributed by the openSUSE Kubic Container Platform project, this role uses updates to provide openSUSE Leap in a multitude of use cases, including host containers.
This offers all the benefits of upgrades for the entire scope of deployments, from Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded devices to classic server and desktop functions.
Other than that, Leap 15 has been continuously optimized for cloud usage scenarios as a virtualization guest and at the same time offers a great variety of desks.
OpenSUSE Leap 15 also improves the YaST and AutoYaST system configuration tool, With which updated several of its components to new versions. Among them, we can mention:
- Linux kernel 4.12.
- KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS desktop environments.
- gnomes 3.26.
- LibreOffice 6.0 Office Suite.
- Mozilla Firefox 60 browser.
- Mozilla Thunderbird 52 email and news client.
- Media Player VLC 3.0.
- Open SSL 1.1.0.
- PHP 7.
Finally, in the announcement they share the following:
“With Leap 15 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15, that journey is easier. We know that the community is where innovations happen, and developers in the Leap community can now easily extend that reach to enterprise Linux, if needed. Leap 15 offers the fastest and most flexible transition to business service, support and maintenance.
If you want to know more about this new release I leave you the link to the official announcement, the link is this.
Download openSUSE Leap 15
If you want to download this new version of openSUSE You can do it by going to its official website of the project and in its download section You can get the image of the system, in link is this.
Si you are already an openSUSE Leap user you can upgrade to openSUSE Leap 15, but for new deployments, they will have to download the openSUSE installation images.
The openSUSE Leap 15 works only with 64-bit hardware architectures, so for 32-bit it is no longer possible.
But support for ARM64 (AArch64) architectures and are expected soon.