openSUSE Leap 15 released based on SUSE Enterprise Linux 15

The openSUSE community has unveiled openSUSE Leap 15, the latest stable release of community driven GNU/Linux distribution built on top of SUSE Enterprise Linux. This release brings a plethora of new features like various updated packages, transaction updates, easy migration to enterprise edition and highly scalable cloud images.

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Today’s major release of openSUSE Leap 15 is offering professional users, entrepreneurs and ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) a new, fresh and hardened code base for their workloads that supports modern hardware, based on a stable, community- and enterprise-based open-source GNU/Linux distribution – but developed with a modern, more secure, better tested and much more open open-source build system unique to SUSE and openSUSE.

openSUSE Leap 15 now allows migration to SLE, brings a new partitioner, integrates the Groupware Kopano, moves to Firewalld – and also comes distributed by Linode (for Cloud and infrastructure setups) and on high-end hardware like Tuxedo Laptops (other Cloud and hardware vendors will follow). On top of that, Leap 15 introduces a system role selection with classic “server” or “transactional server” role with transactional updates and a read-only root file system. This brings in all the benefits of atomic updates to the full scope of deployments, from the Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded devices to classical server and desktop roles. Apart from that, Leap 15 has been continually optimized for cloud usage scenarios as virtualization guest and at the same time offers a great variety of desktops, including KDE and GNOME and features the return of Live images for simple test-driving.
You can find a complete list of features introduced in openSUSE Leap 15 in official release announcement. You may also refer our gallery page for openSUSE to know more about this enterprise quality GNU/Linux distribution.

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