We have good news for those of you who have OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, since this operating system has received an important update in this month of February including many new features.
This update has been produced as part of your Rolling Release upgrade system, which, as you already know, prefers to get small updates every month instead of getting a large distribution every X months.
Among the most important novelties that we have found we have the update of the KDE Plasma desktop to its latest version, 5.9. In addition to that, some programs have been updated, such as the Firefox browser.
Among other things, the programs have been updated Wine, Mozilla Thunderbird and PHP, all of them to the latest version available. The Linux kernel has also been updated, now operating in version 4.9.6, as well as important programs such as Systemd or Flatpak.
Finally, the bugs and errors detected in the previous versions were corrected, something that is always common in all types of software updates in operating systems of this type.
Without a doubt, an update full of news, more than the classic Rolling Release update systems are accustomed to. For this reason, we recommend updating OpenSUSE Tumbleweed users as soon as possible.
This system it has also been chosen by other systems such as Arch Linux, since it is more stable and makes you forget about tedious formatting.
Yes, this update could give you some trouble if you have any version of OpenSUSE Tumbleweed that is too old. It is also required that you have the btrfs file system enabled in your operating system. You have more information in the email list OpenSUSE official.
For download and installation, go to the official OpenSUSE website if you want both to install it from scratch, and to learn how to update it. On this link you have available all the information you need to learn to do both.