Linux News Today: openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.3, Mozilla Firefox 42.0, and Btrfs Updates

Douglas DeMaio of openSUSE announces today, November 12, that there’s a new snapshot available for users of the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed GNU/Linux operating system.

According to Mr. DeMaio, there were two snapshots released for openSUSE Tumbleweed during the last few days, one published on November 6 and the other one a couple of days ago, on November 10.

While openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot 20151106 brought the newly announced Linux 4.3 kernel, the 20151110 snapshot added more goodies, such as the Mozilla Firefox 42.0 web browser, Wine 1.7.54, as well as improvements to video decoding.

Additionally, there were also some major updates to the Turkish translations, and the Btrfs file system, which is used by default in the openSUSE Linux operating system, received multiple updates.

Thanks to the Btrfs updates added in Tumbleweed snapshot 20151110, the overall performance of the file system will be improved for openSUSE users. Also, worth noting is that various deprecated patches have been removed from Mozilla Firefox 42.0.

“Two releases snapshots in Tumbleweed brought a new Linux kernel and a web browser update for Mozilla,” said Douglas DeMaio. “Tumbleweed has branding that has yet to be implemented, so contributors are more than welcome to work on including it in Tumbleweed.”

openSUSE Leap 42.1 news

On the other hand, the openSUSE developers managed to bring the Machinery project to the stable and reliable openSUSE Leap 42.1 computer operating system, allowing system administrators and regular users alike to manage multiple computers.

For those of you who are not in the loop, we would take this opportunity to remind them that the Machinery project is a powerful command-line utility that focuses on automation, tool integration, and system analysis.

Thanks to the addition of Machinery, the openSUSE Leap and Tumbleweed operating system are the perfect choice for desktop users, aspiring developers, and system administrators who want to have the latest GNU/Linux technologies at their fingertips.

Via Softpedia