May 142008

openSUSE 11.0 is a major change from openSUSE 10.3. Lot of improvements and changes have goine in from the initial Alpha release until now. Some of the highlighting features in openSUSE 11.0 includes

Linux Kernel 2.6.25 is default kernel

KDE 4.0.3 takes the centre stage from KDE 3.x as the default KDE Desktop Environment

For Gnome Desktop environment, GNOME 2.22.1 is the default

Changes to Installation workflow and themed installation is used. DVD installation uses images to speed up installation

RPM payload switch to lzma (results in smaller rpm packages)
libzypp uses a new much faster solver

German language support on CD media

Sax2 and YaST Qt frontend are ported to Qt4

Other interesting features include,

Xen 3.2.1 RC1 is included

Apache 2.2.8 is the default apache web server

compiz 0.7.4 is included

Firefox Beta 5 is included

OpenOffice 2.4 is included OpenOffice version

For a more detailed list of changes to included applications, click here