Final openSUSE 12.1 release candidate published
Final openSUSE 12.1 release candidate published–ready for developers and testers. The new release bring in a large number of improvements and changes to the OS. While in development for the past eight months, such improvements have been added to GNOME 3.2 desktop and as well KDE, XFCE and LXDE (your ownCloud made easy with mirall; Snapper-shots of your file system) and a lot more.
openSUSE heads towards cloud technology, and the first Linux distribution to support ownCloud, though had concerns with security, but says it aims to bring these services back under the users control. If you’re a developer and or tester, we highly encourage you to download it.
openSUSE 12.1 includes Snapper, a new and unique tool that employs the snapshot functionality in btrfs to allow you to view older versions of files and revert changes. The integration of Snapper into the zypper package manager allows roll back of system updates and configuration changes.
openSUSE is also the first major distribution to ship the Go programming language, Google’s new open development language. Go is a fast, easy-to-use language that helps programmers handle multi-core, networked machines with the convenience of garbage collection and run-time reflection.