Trisquel 7.0 LTS Belenos released

In today's open source roundup: Trisquel 7.0 LTS Belenos offers only free software. Plus: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca coming in November with Cinnamon 2.4, and openSUSE 13.2 released

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This is great news for fans of Linux Mint, I'm looking forward to checking it out when it is released. Be sure to click through to read Clem's announcement. There's quite a bit there about Cinnamon 2.4 that you'll want to know, it looks like it will be a great upgrade for Linux Mint users.

openSUSE 13.2 released

Version 13.2 of openSUSE has been released, according to

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Built around the most innovative technologies Linux has to offer: Snapper to take the most from snapshots capability of the powerful Btrfs filesystem offered as default option, Wicked to bring light to network configuration, Dracut to ensure shorter boot times… For users asking for even more innovation Plasma 5.1, the next generation workspace by KDE, is also available as a technical preview.

This version presents the first step to adopt the new openSUSE design guidelines system-wide. The graphical revamp is noticeable everywhere: the installer, the bootloader, the boot sequence and all of the (seven!) supported desktops (KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, Enlightenment 19, Mate and Awesome). Even the experimental Plasma 5.1 is adapted to the overall experience.

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I go way, way back with SUSE Linux. It was one of the first distributions I ever used, and it's great to see its descendant openSUSE 13.2 still alive and thriving. Hopefully it will be around for many more years to come. It really has become a mainstay among desktop Linux distributions, and it remains very popular even though there are more distributions available today than ever before.

You can download openSUSE 13.2 in 32-bit or 64-bit versions. Note though that the disc version weighs in at a chunky 4.7 GB. So bear that in mind if you are on a slow connection, it could take quite a while to download.

Be sure to check out the openSUSE 13.2 release notes before doing an install on your computer. You might also want to bookmark the openSUSE support page, and the openSUSE forum in case you have any issues.

Here's a video review of openSUSE 13.2 (skip to 31.04 for the review):

What's your take on all this? Tell me in the comments below.


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