openSUSE Leap 15.3: RC has been released for testing now


The next operating system for this development community will be openSUSE Leap 15.3, as you may already know if you are a fan of this solid Linux distribution. Well, if you want a preview of what all the news will be and want to try it on your computer (although it is not recommended for production since it is not the final version), or in a virtual machine, you already have the RC (Release Candidate ).

This new version is now available for developers and testers who want to start using openSUSE Leap 15.3. If you are interested in trying it, you can download the ISO from this direction. There you will find it for the different architectures for which it is available and in all installation versions (networked, offline, ...).

If you did not know this distro, you should, since it is one of the largest and most popular, used by millions of users around the world, and has specific implementations for business environments and servers. In addition, it is very popular for its robustness, a real rock that does not give problems in terms of stability, especially the version openSUSE Leap, since Tumbleweed It is a continuous release distro with which to have the latest, but not as solid.

Well now, openSUSE Leal 15.3 already has a final release candidate, with the preview of the news present in the final version of this series. As for the changes, here is a summary with the highlights:

  • Kernel Linux 5.3.18, same used now in SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3. Remember that openSUSE Leap 15.3 is binary compatible with SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3.
  • Support enhancements for s390x, PowerPC (PPC64LE), ARM 64 (AARCH64), and x86-64 architectures.
  • It also incorporates new versions of the supported desktop environments, such as KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS with Frameworks 5.76.0, GNOME 3.34 and Xfce 4.16.
  • openSUSE Leap 15.3 also provides the Wayland Sway composer, which is great if you like tiled benefit managers.
  • Several artificial intelligence packages have been added, such as Tensorflow, the PyTorch library, or the ONNX framework.
  • You also have GNU Health, QGIS, Prometheus, Grafana, etc., for those who are dedicated to the health sector, research, etc.
  • Now includes LibreOffice 7.1.1 as an office suite.
  • Also other package updates like Thunderbird 78.7.1, Roundcube 1.3.15, Chromium 89, Firefox (ESR) 78.7.1, and Python 3.6.12.

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