openSUSE 11.1 Released with More Than 230 New Features
December 18, 2008
The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 11.1, which includes more than 230 new features and improvements. Desktop users will find a lot to like in this release, with updates to GNOME, KDE, OpenOffice.org, and more freedom with a brand new license, Liberation fonts, and openJDK. This is also the first release built entirely in the openSUSE Build Service. All of the Sneak Peeks for this release are available on openSUSE News, along with a bevy of screenshots and a list of features found in openSUSE 11.1. The openSUSE KDE team has also backported some key features from KDE 4.2, including compositing features for KWin to provide more desktop effects, and auto-hiding of the panel, and power management thanks to PowerDevil. If you're not quite ready to make the transition to KDE 4, relax. openSUSE 11.1 includes KDE 3.5.10 for the "classic" KDE experience. This release also includes OpenOffice.org 3.0, which includes many improvements over the 2.4 release found in openSUSE 11.0. openSUSE 11.1 also includes several changes "under the hood", including a new kernel release, updated Glibc, new version of PackageKit, Smolt integration, and many other updated applications and utilities.