openSUSE Project has released the beta for the upcoming openSUSE Leap 15.4 operating system. The announcement has been made on the official openSUSE website and now the users can download and start testing the beta version of the openSUSE Leap 15.4.
Packages are updated
openSUSE Leap 15.4 beta brings more modern and up-to-date desktop environment options and packages. Qt 5, Plasma, GNOME, and Enlightenment are updated to newer versions but the Xfce desktop environment remains as the same version as in the openSUSE 5.13: 4.16.
The developers of openSUSE are also expecting to introduce a running version of Leap Micro 5.2 in the beta phase of the openSUSE 5.14. Leap Micro is the lightweight openSUSE distribution that is used in host-container and virtualized workloads with its automated administration and patching.
openSUSE Project encourages the users to try the beta version and report the bugs via their Bugzilla platform. You can download openSUSE Leap 15.4 via the link below:
What is the latest version of openSUSE?
The latest version of openSUSE is openSUSE Leap 15.4 and it was released on 08 June 2022.
How to upgrade openSUSE from an older version?
To upgrade openSUSE from an older version, you can use the "zypper dup" command. This command will upgrade your system to the latest version of openSUSE while preserving your user data and settings. Before you begin, it is important to backup your important data, and also make sure your system is fully up-to-date by running "zypper update". Then, open a terminal and run the command "sudo zypper dup" to begin the upgrade process. The command will update the system, download and install the new packages, and remove the packages that are no longer needed.
What is the difference between SUSE and openSUSE?
SUSE is a commercial Linux distribution that is developed and maintained by the company SUSE and it is closed-source, while openSUSE is a community-driven and open-source Linux distribution that is based on SUSE. openSUSE is developed and maintained by a community of volunteers and it is open-source. Both distributions provide different levels of support and services.
What is the difference between openSUSE Leap and Tumbleweed?
In summary, openSUSE Leap is a stable version of openSUSE that follows a regular release schedule, it aims to provide a consistent environment and a set of packages that are known to work well together, making it suitable for enterprise and production use. On the other hand, openSUSE Tumbleweed is a rolling release version of openSUSE that always contains the latest versions of packages available, it aims to provide the latest features and software, making it suitable for users who want the newest features installed on their systems.
Is openSUSE free?
openSUSE is a free and open-source operating system that can be used for any purpose, including commercial use, without the need of paying any licensing fees. It is widely adopted and supported by the openSUSE community and SUSE company, which makes it a reliable and stable choice for businesses and organizations.
How is openSUSE governed and managed?
openSUSE is governed and managed by the openSUSE Project, which is a community-driven and open-source project. It has a board of directors, a council, and several teams that work together to ensure the overall direction and development of the distribution, as well as a large community of contributors and volunteers who contribute to the project with different aspects.
Why is openSUSE not popular?
openSUSE is a reliable and stable distribution that has a dedicated user base and community, but it may not be as popular as some other distributions due to factors such as market share, enterprise focus, lack of mainstream software, and limited commercial support.
What desktop environment does openSUSE use?
openSUSE uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment by default, but it also offers the option to use other desktop environments such as GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE during the installation process.
Can openSUSE be installed on a virtual machine?
Yes, openSUSE can be installed on a virtual machine. A virtual machine (VM) allows you to run an operating system within another operating system. This means that you can install openSUSE on a virtual machine and run it on top of your current operating system, without the need to replace it or partition your hard drive. To install openSUSE on VMWare, you can refer to our article: How to create VM and install a Linux distro on VMWare Workstation