Hello, friends. Today we are happy because a distribution that we are very fond of is celebrating. Because today we’ll tell you what’s new in the release of OpenSUSE 15.3 that was released a few hours ago.
The newest minor version of openSUSE Leap is the most recent, rock-solid addition to the openSUSE 15.x series that carries all the positive attributes of its predecessors. The main new feature of this release is that it strengthens the workflow between Leap and SLE. Making this release one of the most stable to date.
This release is hugely beneficial for migration projects and user acceptance testing. And one of the reasons is that OpenSUSE 15.3 is built with the same binaries as SLE. One example is that with a BTRFS file system, users can test in Leap, deploy to SLE and even roll back to a previous Leap snapshot.
So this version of Leap is aimed at the regular user but also keeps an eye on the enterprise world. Quite a marvel.
What’s new in OpenSUSE 15.3?
First of all, we have XFCE 4.16 available with a new color scheme and icons that give it a personality of its own. In the case of GNOME, it is still available version 3.34 which is not current but has been patched to be even more stable.
If you are a fan of KDE Plasma, you will once again enjoy version 5.18 which is LTS so, once again, you will have a stable desktop environment with no surprises.
On the container side, it’s all the same versions of Leap 15.2, but there are security updates for all packages like containerd, podman, kubeadm) and cri-o.
If you work with AI and Machine Learning, Leap 15.3 includes TensorFlow, PyTorch, ONNX as well as Grafana and Prometheus. So you’ll be well served.
Where can I download it?
You can download OpenSUSE 15.3 from this link. There you can have several methods on how to get it on various architectures.
If you want to know what’s new, it’s best to read the full announcement.