openSUSE 11.2 is the next evolution of openSUSE, coming November 2009! We invite you to get involved with the testing, design and development of openSUSE 11.2.
>> Planned Improvements
>Under the Hood
openSUSE 11.2 will come with the latest version of the Linux kernel, the beating heart of every openSUSE system, (specifically Linux 2.6.30 or higher. See here for more information). The file system of openSUSE will be switched to the new Ext4.
openSUSE 11.2 will also include new and updated drivers for your hardware, meaning more and newer devices will work with openSUSE. In addition, special attention has been paid to the netbook market, and new drivers will enable openSUSE to run better on a wider range of netbooks.
openSUSE 11.2's desktop environments will continue to evolve. In addition to the work of the openSUSE Project in the desktop, openSUSE 11.2 will include the latest versions of the two desktop environments, KDE 4.3 and GNOME 2.28. GNOME users will notice a fresh new look to openSUSE 11.2 in the windows and user interface, called Sonar. Stay tuned to openSUSE.org and openSUSE News for more information about the major new features in openSUSE 11.2's desktops.
No matter what desktop you choose, openSUSE's web browser and office suite will gain great new features. Mozilla Firefox 3.5 gives users more control over their browsing experience, including a Ctrl-Tab switch between tabs and a private browsing mode. OpenOffice.org 3.1 delivers even more new improvements to the office suite, such as the ability to carry out a structured conversation through the word processor's commenting functions, and major improvements to the graphics drawing application.
openSUSE 11.2 will include a YaST Web interface for easier remote administration of your openSUSE computer. We will also, for the first time, officially support live updates to encourage more people to use openSUSE's Factory and report issues.
openSUSE 11.2 includes two major updates to how we distribute openSUSE - first, we'll be providing USB drive images, so it's possible to run openSUSE from a USB flash drive. We're also retooling the Live-CDs to include more languages, complete local printing (no more having to download software to print!) and the imaging editor The GIMP.
As always, openSUSE 11.2 is set to be quicker, easier, stronger, and more colorful (as long as that color is green).
>Stay tuned! We're still months away from the release of openSUSE, but we encourage you to keep checking this website, as well as openSUSE News for the latest information about everything openSUSE 11.2. Don't forget to follow openSUSE on Twitter for the latest updates as they happen!